Class of 2024
Madison comes to the GHD program after three years of working in education. He was a member of Teach for America, an AmeriCorps sponsored program that brings emerging leaders and educators to areas of the United States that are affected by racial and economic inequities. He served as a Teacher of English as a Second Language, advocating for students and families of diverse backgrounds. Most recently, Madison worked as a consultant for the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations agency dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. Madison also has experience working in international development. Through a non-profit organization called The Invictus Initiative, Madison has participated in and helped lead humanitarian efforts to Bhaktapur, Nepal and Jinotega, Nicaragua, respectively. He also completed an immersive internship with the Indigenous community of San Clemente, Ecuador. Here, Madison researched and composed an ethnography on the implications of sustainable development.
Madison is originally from Hudson, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Denver in 2019. His studies led him to a double major in International Studies and Spanish, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. At GHD, he hopes to learn from renowned faculty the strategies needed to address the complex issues the global populace faces. He is enthusiastic to gain practical skills to galvanize change in the developing world, especially regarding acting against climate change. Madison speaks Spanish and is looking forward to improving upon his language abilities and cultural competency. After GHD, Madison envisions himself working with a multilateral organization to diminish harmful environmental practices, and replacing them with empowering projects that promote sustainability, foster trust, and employ local communities.