Chardonnay Madkins '14
Psych and UEP double major
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
BSA, Nia Akoma, InterVarsity, and more
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
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.
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!