Madeleine G. Daepp
Madeleine is a mathematics and economics major hoping to pursue work in agricultural policy. Her experiences interviewing pork farmers in central Pennsylvania and working on a Swiss Biohof have led her to become interested in sustainable farming practices. Madeleine first saw urban gardening as a tool of empowerment for marginalized communities and a means of fighting urban blight through work with her university’s student-run garden. As an intern for the Amir Project, she implemented a school garden to teach inner-city children environmental education. In her free time, she enjoys such culinary undertakings as making jam and rendering her own lard.