Madalyn Tolbert

Madalyn is a passionate advocate for environmental sustainability, equitable global development, and civic engagement. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Environmental Studies from Emory University in 2022. Before graduating, Madalyn was deeply involved in supporting senatorial campaigns and co-founded a non-profit focused on increasing civic engagement across college campuses in the United States. She also played a crucial role in political research at Emory University, utilizing machine learning to analyze international peace treaties.

Following her graduation, Madalyn embarked on a transformative journey as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the County of Hawaii in Kailua-Kona. During her service at the County of Hawaii’s Department of Research and Development, she immersed herself in sustainability issues, explored clean energy solutions, and worked on initiatives aimed at increasing equitable transportation access. This experience allowed her to gain insights into Hawaii’s rich culture and history.

Madalyn’s unwavering quest for knowledge and her dedication to driving meaningful change motivated her to pursue a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her studies are currently focused on Environmental Policy and International Business, equipping her with the essential tools to craft impactful policies and advocate for sustainable practices on a global scale.