Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Madelyn completed her undergraduate career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She graduated summa cum laude with distinguished honors and honors in criminal justice. While there, she served as the Public Relations Director of the Pre-Law Society and Vice-President and Event Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Student Association. As a student of the Honors Program, she participated in a number of internships and research experiences. She worked as a legal assistant for an immigration attorney. She later interned with Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities, a community justice based drug court program. She also presented research on community justice efforts with incarcerated mothers. Additionally, she worked for two Birmingham-area nonprofits: as a research fellow for the Jefferson County Memorial Project, and a Junior Board member for the Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution. These experiences highlighted systemic barriers to services for vulnerable populations. Madelyn will now pursue a master’s degree in public administration at the School of Public and International Affairs.