Originally from Alfred, NY, Madeleine is a rising senior working toward a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo. Her passion is infusing sustainability education and practice in every aspect of life, both in academic and business worlds, with the end goal of creating a more resilient and sustainable Western New York region. Madeleine pursues this aim through her work on campus and in the WNY community. She works closely with many environmental organizations on campus, including UB Sustainability and Students for Sustainability Council, and is the newly elected president of UB’s chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World. For her dedicated sustainability efforts on campus, she has been recognized as an Education and Leadership Fellow in Sustainability (ELFS). Madeleine also works with first-year engineering students as a student leader for the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Off campus, Madeleine has interned with the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable, and Triad Recycling and Energy Corp., a small solid waste management business located in Tonawanda, NY. This summer, she plans to intern with Wendel Companies, a national consulting company that traces its roots back to the Buffalo-Niagara region. After graduation, she intends to use her skills as an environmental engineer to implement engineering solutions to environmental challenges in the WNY region, while always keeping sustainability a top priority.