Madeline Goodwin was homeschooled her whole life until starting college at Southern Oregon University at age 13. There, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies and Biology, graduating at age 17. She then moved to Olympia, WA, where she is a graduate of the Master’s of Environmental Studies program at The Evergreen State College. This summer, she finished her thesis, Climate Change Education in the United States: An analysis of climate science inclusion in K-12 state science standards, the last thing that stood between her and her degree. She invites you to read the executive summary, or the full text. For her professional experience, she directs you to her LinkedIn profile.
Madeline’s life-long passions are social justice, history, and the environment, filling Madeline’s bookshelves with the Little House series, Civil War and Civil Rights Movement books, and Junior Ranger programs from across the country. She has traveled to more than 60 preserved public lands, including National and State Parks, Historic Monuments, Battlefields, and Forests, all over the country. Her current focuses are on education and policy: she is a tutor for all ages and learning types and abilities; teaches online science classes for GHF Online; and works on environmental and social justice issues. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, cuddling fuzzy animals, and spending time with her family, friends, and partner.