2012 Scholar

Madeleine G. Daepp
Washington University

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.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar



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