Senior Lecturer

Priya Seshan

Priya Seshan, LMSW, is a school social worker with the New York City Department of Education. She works with District 79’s Pathways to Graduation Program, a high school equivalency program for students ages 17-21 in the alternative district. She previously served at New York City’s only public high school for formerly incarcerated and court involved adolescents.

Ms. Seshan has experience in sexuality education, community-based after school programs, and foster care settings. Working with clients and their families, she has focused on issues of incarceration, gang involvement, substance abuse, trauma, abuse and neglect, homelessness, sex work, pregnancy prevention, school interruption, learning issues, foster and kinship care, immigration issues, and bereavement and loss.

A native of Cleveland, Ms. Seshan is a member of the CSSW Schools Advisory Committee. She earned her BA in journalism and sociology from Marquette University, where she was a fellow in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program/Educational Opportunity Program. She earned her MPH with a concentration in HIV and infectious diseases from Hunter College, and her MS from the Columbia School of Social Work.