Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Madeline Oliff graduated from Tufts University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, American Studies, and Urban Studies. She served as a research assistant through Tisch College of Civic Life, where she co-authored “Re-envisioning Media Literacy Education as Feminist Arts-activism” in the Cultural Trends Journal. Through that work and other campus engagements, she received the Honos Civicus Society Membership. After graduation, Madeline made her way to Birmingham through the Venture for America fellowship, a selective program for aspiring entrepreneurs to impact mid-sized innovation ecosystems. There, she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and, most recently, the Social Enterprise Program Manager at Workshops Empowerment Inc. She oversaw the WE Made program, a workforce development program that upskills program participants with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the food service and retail industries by making handmade, small-batch goods to achieve greater employment after graduating from the program. Outside of work, Madeline maintained her research interests through her Analyst role at the Voices of Behavioral Health Lab at the University of South Florida. She was an active member of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, coordinating the successful Red Talks event. To give back to the community, Madeline served as the Chapter Advisor to Magic City BBYO and as the Service Co-Chair on the Prosper Advisory Board.