Madeleine works to expand News Voices, Free Press’ local-journalism program, across the country. She began her career in journalism as an 8-year-old member of the pioneering youth-media organization Children’s Express. Since then, she’s taught radio production to young adults, produced a PBS documentary about the Latinx dropout crisis, worked as an I.F. Stone Fellow at Human Rights Watch and founded a local-reporting initiative to serve Oakland’s Latinx immigrant community. Prior to joining Free Press, Madeleine worked to bridge citizen journalism with human-rights advocacy at the international nonprofit WITNESS.
Madeleine earned a dual M.A. in journalism and international studies from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. She spends her free time making mixtapes and empanadas, wandering big cities and dancing cumbia with her husband, son and friends.