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Faculty and Staff Profile

Alexandra Skrocki

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Assistant

Office: 120E Sirrine



Educational Background

Clemson University Ph.D. Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management

2021 Texas A&M University M.S. Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences

2019 Texas A&M University B.S. Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences


Alexandra (Alex) Skrocki is a second year PhD student with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. In addition to her studies, she serves as a research assistant for the Alliance for Camp Health under Dr. Barry Garst and as an administrative assistant for Clemson University’s Outdoor Lab under Leslie Conrad. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University as well as a certificate in Public Management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Research Interests

Realizing the gap between effective youth programming and execution, her research interests are centered around positive youth development programs and effective evaluation of youth service organizations. During her graduate studies, Alex has focused on the value of out-of-school time programs through the development of academic success and motivation, youth sparks, and thriving; creation of impactful and engaging experiences; and supporting the mental, emotional, and social health needs of youth within summer camp settings. As a whole, Alex’s main directive is to craft actionable, effective, safe, and research-driven out-of-school time programs with opportunities for self-discovery and positive experiences.

Research Publications

Skrocki, A., Locke, D., Ellis, G., & Williams, M. (2023). Academic Performance of Texas 4-H Alumni. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 11(2), 14.

Garst, B., Skrocki, A., Gaslin, T. (2023). Benchmarking the state of youth and staff mental, emotional, and social health within the camp community. CompassPoint.

Ellis, G., Skrocki, A., Locke, D., Freeman, P., Janes, K., Taggart, A., & Jiang, J., (2022). A curriculum for developing and training experience designers. Healthy Learning.

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