Student Project Assistant, 2018-19 school year
Connor Crinion is a senior at Seattle University studying Sociology and Public Affairs. Off campus, his work has focused on the issue of housing justice. He has served in a diverse set of roles, from organizing alongside activists directly experiencing housing insecurity, to helping evaluate a government housing program, to serving as a case manager for folks experiencing homelessness.
Although Connor has a particular interest in housing issues, he is passionate about working to fix unjust systems, regardless of the venue. This motivation drove him to help lead a campaign in support of contingent faculty unionization at Seattle University. More recently, he spent Summer 2018 as an investigative intern with the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia, aiding indigent clients facing criminal charges.
Connor is excited to join the Project on Family Homelessness and build on his past experiences working within the field of housing. He hopes to be an effective storyteller that connects individual realities with the need for systemic changes.