Amanda J. Stevenson, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Texas at AustinAmanda Stevenson is a graduate student researcher and trainee at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science from The Evergreen State College. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in sociology with a specialization in demography.
Amanda has 10 years of experience in the evaluation of public health programs and policies. In her graduate studies at UT, she is investigating how state and institutional policies regarding contraception and reproductive health construct and mediate the relationships between fertility, reproductive health, and socioeconomic outcomes across the lifecourse.
Outside the office, Amanda can be found running at Town Lake, swimming in Barton Springs, baking more pies than her friends can eat, or carrying a big backpack down a mountain trail in the American West.