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Madeline Oliver

Madeline Oliver graduated from University of California, Davis (2017) with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. During her undergraduate career, Madeline worked in grassroots climate organizing as the Chapter President of the California Student Sustainability Coalition and as a field organizer for the UC Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign. Madeline then transitioned to the public sector to pursue her interest in sustainable urban planning. While interning with the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, she compiled best practices in land use planning near ambient air pollution sources such as railyards to inform the General Plan Guidelines 2016 update. She also worked on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program with the California Strategic Growth Council and developed Sacramento County’s zoning code with the Sacramento County Office of Planning and Environmental Review. Upon graduation, Madeline worked as Program Coordinator at the Napa County Bicycle Coalition, managing active transportation advocacy programs, including Safe Routes to School. At the Bren School, Madeline hopes to pursue communication and policy strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Her goal is to develop transportation, land use and housing solutions to reduce vehicle miles traveled and improve air quality. 

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