Madeline is an Education Studies major at Davidson College. She will be teaching English/Language Arts in the 2017 TFA D.C. Corps and hopes to get immediately involved in education policy. Currently the chair of Davidson's new Center for Political Engagement, she enjoys balancing personal politics with the responsibility of broad representation. She is a Minnesotan Democrat through and through, emphasizing pragmatism, centering the people, wielding empathy like a weapon, and struggling to fight rampant elitism with dairy-fed and corn-grown political values and practices. She is a critical and fervent American exceptionalist who was born on a soapbox.