Madeline joined the NY Sun Works team in 2021 and primarily works with new school partners to assist with logistics, funding, and room design for their new hydroponic farm classrooms. Originally from Ann Arbor, Madeline attended the University of Michigan, where she studied history and Arabic. After graduating, she joined a fellowship that introduced her to urban gardening in Detroit, giving her the opportunity to learn how to grow food on a working farm and about expanding access to fresh, nutritious and culturally specific food in the city through family and community gardens. After completing the fellowship, she worked as a case worker with the Arab Community Center in Dearborn assisting renters and homeowners with missed housing and utility payments during the pandemic. Now living in Brooklyn, she spends much of her spare time at farmers markets, her neighborhood community garden, and listening to Taylor Swift’s latest album. She is excited to be working with NY Sun Works to help ensure students have the tools, education and skills we need to tackle local and global climate issues.