Stacy Lanyon is a California native, but has spent the last 15 years becoming a New Yorker while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and an Advanced Certificate in TESOL at New York University. She moved back West in 2019 to pursue a master’s degree in media and public engagement at University of Colorado Boulder. She spent much of her time in New York City engaged in media activism. She has photographed and conducted interviews for social justice movements like Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline protests, as well as other social justice movements both nationally and internationally.
She plans to continue the media work she has done to bring awareness to different situations of social justice through research and community engagement. She is interested in finding ways to amplify the voices of people who are marginalized, and she would like to create safe spaces for people to have the important, and at times, difficult conversations that are necessary in order for us to heal individually and collectively, build community, and work together to bring about a more compassionate and equitable world.