Amanda Kraus

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at Wagner Graduate School of Public Service


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Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Amanda Kraus is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Founder and Executive Director of Row New York, an award-winning youth-serving non-profit in New York City. Kraus began the organization with the belief that rowing paired with comprehensive academic support could change young people''s lives. Row New York has gone on to be named a finalist in the New York Community Trust Non-Profit Excellence Awards.

Kraus is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2012 Community Leadership Award, presented by President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, U.S. Rowing’s Anita DeFrantz Award, U.S. Rowing’s John J. Carlin Service Award, and the NYU Partnership Award for serving girls and women with disabilities.

Kraus received her M.A. in Education from Harvard and her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she was captain of the women’s crew team, a member of the DII National Championship boat, and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College.

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