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Chardonnay Madkins '14

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Chicago, IL

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Psych and UEP double major

Current Company:

Self

Current Position:

Consultant

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

BSA, Nia Akoma, InterVarsity, and more

Secondary Schooling:

MAs in Social Sciences

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

self made lox sandwich

Best Oxy Class:

Not offered anymore, Professor Rodriguez's (former Psych) Dialogue

Groups I Identify With:

Black women, first-gen, LGBTQ

Bio:

I'm Chardonnay! I'm currently a consultant and grad student at UChicago, getting my Master's in Social Sciences with a concentration in PoliSci. Oddly enough, I ended up here via my activism on Oxy's campus which led me to working on major campaigns with, then VP Biden and national nonprofits like the National Women's Law Center, ACLU, and many other all over the US. I've always mentored younger students while on Oxy's campus and once graduating, and I'd love an opportunity to continue my mentorship.

Career Advice:

Try out different areas of interest. You don't need to go the traditional route to get to where you need to be in life and you might use your degree in a very different way than you previously believe. Go out, explore, travel as much as possible, meet new people and experience different things! You never know where life will take you!