Madeleine March-Meenagh earned her B.A. in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies from Ball State University. During her time in Muncie, she interned on a United States Senate campaign, led College Democrats twice as president, and served as an orientation leader. Her undergraduate experience culminated in a semester-long Honors College thesis. By synthesizing empirical research on gender and sex differences with legal research concerning the “best interests of the child” standard, she inquired whether the sex of a child should be a determining factor when awarding custody in Hoosier courts.
Madeleine spent the past year working remotely as the Program Director for Hoosier Women Forward, a civic leadership training program designed to empower Democratic women across Indiana. In East Lansing, she concurrently taught at The People’s Church Preschool and volunteered at The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing.
Her policy interests include family, community development, and social welfare policy. She aims to approach these topics with an intersectional framework that prioritizes accessibility, applicability, and equity. Reconciling her passions for learning and activism, she hopes to one day exercise academic citizenship and advocate for the most vulnerable through research and policy analysis.