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Amy Alexander

AMUS / Urban Safety
amyalexander@wayne.edu

Amy Alexander brings a background in non-profit administration and community organizing to the Center for Urban Studies. After gaining her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Western Michigan University, she worked on asset-based community development and strategic planning while serving as an AmeriCorps member for Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity. Since then, she’s participated in a wide variety of community development work ranging from coalition building & story-telling workshops to women’s & youth empowerment programming at an international scale. Originally from metro Detroit, Amy has relocated back to the area to pursue a Masters in Urban Planning from WSU. Since relocating, she has grown a particular interest in alternative transportation activism both within the university and throughout the metro Detroit area. Her work at CUS is focused on crime patterns & prevention through analyzing crime data/maps for CompStat meetings, as well as working to support the AMUS program.