Madeleine Jacobs currently works as the Program Associate at the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, which distributes over $3 million annually to low-income college students in New England. Her role covers all aspects of program management, from doing outreach with partner organizations to selecting awardees, maintaining the organizational database, and using data to analyze outcomes and improve internal practices. Through this work, Madeleine's frequent contact with college access counselors and college students themselves has deepened her understanding of the obstacles negatively impacting college attendance among financially insecure students.
Prior to pursuing her Masters in Public Policy, Madeleine lived in Northern Vietnam where she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, and then worked in the private sector in New York City doing research and database management at a tech start-up.
While at the Goldman School, Madeleine studied social sector economics and non-profit management, co-chaired the Youth Policy Committee, interned with Pivot Learning Partners in Oakland, and also did coursework at the Graduate School of Education under Janelle Scott, who is affiliated with GSPP in addition to the GSE. Her undergraduate degree is in History and English Literature from Williams College. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA where she is re-familiarizing herself with the four seasons (as experienced sequentially in three month increments).