Austin Wu is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Master of Public Health in Policy and undergraduate minors in political science and history. As City Liaison for the University of Iowa Student Government, he served as an ex officio representative to the Iowa City Council and Downtown District, in addition to producing an off-campus rental housing guide that quantitatively tracked the conduct of area landlords in items such as average rent, security deposit return rates, building maintenance and the provision of recycling. He also served as an at-large commissioner on the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission. In his free time, Austin enjoys bicycling, folk music, and breakfast food.
Updated October 2021
More from Austin Wu
Research on public health responses to COVID-19 in British Columbia, Canada
Senior Fellow Austin Wu is part of a research team investigating the influence of institutions, politics, organizations, and governance on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia, Canada. Their jurisdictional case study protocol is now available.
Raise It Up Ride: Biking for Racial Equity and Social Justice
Austin Wu helps form the Raise It Up Ride to inform residents of an Iowa town of its history.
Want to take action against Antisemitism? Check out our actionable knowledge board!
Humanity in Action Poland presents an informative and visually stimulating knowledge board on taking action against Antisemitism.
2020 HIA Warsaw Fellows fill the gaps in LGBT articles on Wikipedia
This year’s HIA Warsaw Fellows filled the gaps in articles on ‘LGBT-free’ zones and equality marches in Poland.
Wikipedia as an important source of knowledge about your history
Wikipedia can be an important source of knowledge about your history - as our 2020 HIA Warsaw Fellow Austin Wu explains in his inspirational statement! We’re glad we sparked interest in helping others get reliable information.
The motivation of our Fellows to act for human rights presented in a short video
Organizacje społeczne. To działa, one of HIA Poland Fellowship's media partners, together with our Fellows created a short video where they tell about their motivation to act for human rights.
Humanity in Action Welcomes the 2020 US Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 38 Fellows from the US were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.