Center for Housing and Community Engagement

Research Assistants

Brandy Crawford

Brandy Crawford

Brandy Crawford

Brandy earned an Associates in Arts degree from Guilford Technical Community College in May 2014, graduating with honors. She is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboromajoring in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, with anticipated graduation in May of 2017. Brandy has earned Chancellor’s List academic standing each semester thus far at UNCG. Her areas of interest include social research, factors associated with perceptions of inequality, poverty, criminology, the family, and race relations. Brandy plans to pursue a graduate level program in Sociology here at UNCG upon graduation. Outside of her studies and work at CHCS, Brandy enjoys quality time with family, traveling, and being involved in her children’s athletic programs.  

Francheska Elliot

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Francheska Elliot

Francheska Elliott is an undergraduate student in the Public Health department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been on the Dean’s list multiple semesters. Francheska has an interest in the improvement of low-income and minority communities with emphasis focused in the areas of rehabilitation and empowerment to build sustainable communities. Through her research experience at the Center for Housing and Community Studies she has found her passion for defining environmental root causes of community issues, and bringing awareness to educate community members and leaders, in hopes to invoke change and improvement. When not trying to enhance the health of the community, she enjoys attending social networking events, traveling and shopping.

 

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Nicholas Keirstead

Nicholas Keirstead

Nik is a senior at University of North Carolina Greensboro majoring in Biology and Sociology with an interest in epidemiology. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor’s Society and has been an active member of UNCG’s Food Recovery Network since his first semester at UNCG. After graduating he intends to volunteer with the Peace Corps for two years before going on to graduate school.

 

Amanda Pausch

Amanda Pausch

Amanda Pausch

Amanda transferred to UNCG from Appalachian State University, where she originally studied criminal justice.  She is now a junior at UNCG, working on a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a concentration in criminology.  She currently has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and was on the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 Dean’s List.  Upon graduation, she has plans to attend graduate school and eventually pursue a career that allows her to be an aid to others.  Amanda also has a great interest in criminal justice, structural inequalities, and intersectional feminism.

 

Melissa Roberts

Melissa Roberts

Melissa Roberts

Melissa earned an Associates in Arts degree from Davidson County Community College in May 2014, graduating with honors. She is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro double majoring in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies, with anticipated graduation in May 2017.  Melissa is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, Golden Chain Society, has earned Chancellor’s List academic standing each semester thus far at UNCG, and is pursuing Disciplinary Honors in Sociology. She is particularly interested in factors related to perceptions of inequalities and stratification, social class and life chances, the family, and in learning more about LGBTQ experiences. Melissa plans to pursue a graduate level program in Sociology after graduation. Outside of school and her work at CHCS, she enjoys traveling and acting as a co-leader for a Girl Scout troop.

 

 

IMG_4562Phillip Sheldon

Phillip Sheldon is a recent graduate from UNCG having received two degrees: one, in Sociology and Religious Studies; and the other in history. In addition to working at the Center for Housing and Community Studies, he also completed an honors thesis on the public memory of Constantine the Great – based on research done on-site in Istanbul. The focus of his work at CHCS is on public health and housing, and immigrant and refugee housing. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, The Golden Chain Society and a recipient of the Carolyn & David Allan Sociological Theory Prize in 2016. Phillip is also honored to have received the following scholarships: the Wyatt Lee Martin travel grant; the Becky Jackson Scholarship; and Sociological Prize Endowment.