Student Profile

Amanda Beavin

I am a dual masters student studying Geography and Public Administration at the Maxwell School. I’m originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and I attended Western Kentucky University for undergrad, where I earned a BA in Sociology and a BS in Geography and Environmental Studies. During my time in Bowling Green, Kentucky, I started becoming active in food and housing justice organizing. Since I’ve moved to Syracuse, my research has focused on housing issues and tenant organizing in the city. I’ve become involved in the work of the Syracuse Tenants Union (STU), including a participatory action research project with STU and professors at Syracuse University and Cornell University. I am passionate about participatory research, housing justice, and the power of community organizing.