Austin Wu is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a major in public health and 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. Austin also serves as an at-large commissioner on the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission. After graduation, Austin plans on pursuing a MPH in policy. In his free time, Austin enjoys bicycling and breakfast food.
Updated May 2020
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