A native Coloradan and graduating senior, Maddie Titelbaum studied Environmental Studies with minors in Sociology and Nonprofit Leadership at Pacific Lutheran University. She participated in leadership and academic research opportunities that aligned with her passion for advocacy and community building. As a student coordinator at the Center for Gender Equity, she spearheaded the re-branding of the university’s community peer education program by securing grant funding, facilitating trainings, and mentoring students. Through her internship at local non-profit Citizens for a Healthy Bay, she developed case studies on fossil fuel bans and other environmental justice topics. Her most formative educational experience involved conducting an anthropological field study in rural India, investigating tribal women’s agency in forest management. This cross-cultural research experience inspired her to pursue a career in human rights, advocating for community-based solutions in environmental policy decisions. In the next few years she plans to pursue graduate studies in Applied Anthropology.
Updated May 2019