Sarah Madsen ’22 is a senior from Santa Cruz, California, studying political science and public policy. On campus, she is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and the College Democrats and has served on the Public Policy Student Council and as a Peer Learning Associate. She also works as an Upper-Class Mentor for the Lincoln Scholar Program and as an office assistant for the Eisenhower Institute, and in previous years has participated in the Institute's Decision 2018, Women and Leadership, and Inside Civil Rights programs.
Sarah spent the spring of 2021 in Aix-en-Provence, France. During her time abroad, she studied French and completed coursework on global environmental politics.
She is extremely interested in American politics and pragmatic policy solutions. Sarah previously participated in a program on Consensus Building for Incarceration Reduction led by Urban Rural Action. For the last two summers, Sarah has worked as a government affairs and market research intern at Twig Education, a start-up focused on redeveloping science curricula.
After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and continue in the government affairs and policy advocacy field.