The New York City Housing Authority (New York, NY). 2017.
Lizzie Speed (class of 2018) is from New York City and is pursuing the architecture concentration of the Art History major and a Political Science minor. In the fall of her junior year, Lizzie studied urban planning in Copenhagen and has since been very passionate about improving the livability of cities, both through design and policy. Lizzie has been involved with housing policy in the university setting since her first year, when she served as a Duke Student Government Senator of Residential Life. On campus, she acts in and directs All of the Above, an annual show comprised of monologues written, performed, and produced by female-identifying members of the Duke community, and works as an undergraduate research assistant at the Wired! Lab for Visualizing Art History & Visual Culture. This summer, Lizzie is pursuing her interest in affordable housing by working with the New York City Housing Authority, the largest provider of public housing in the country.