Maddy recently graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with dual Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Geography. Her thesis focused on the Chicago Housing Authority’s new Reentry Pilot, allowing some individuals with criminal records to live in public housing. She authored an article about the topic that was just published by Atlantic Media’s Citylab.
While at Syracuse, Maddy’s work as a research assistant included conducting a large-scale community study about a Syracuse city park; analyzing factors that contributed to home foreclosures in Syracuse; and interviewing stakeholders involved in urban revitalization efforts in Buffalo, New York.
Prior to graduate school, Maddy worked in publishing as a book editor for several years and freelanced for the Education Justice Project, a college-in-prison program where she wrote the group’s newsletter and taught a writing workshop for incarcerated men.
The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship was established in 1999, and is designed to prepare the next generation of public interest professionals. Over the years, our Fellows have enjoyed successful careers in nonprofit leadership, affordable housing law, legal aid, civil rights advocacy, and government.
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