Madeline Wander is a UCLA Urban Planning doctoral student and a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. She conducts qualitative and quantitative research with a focus on transportation justice. Prior to the doctoral program, Madeline was a Senior Data Analyst at the USC Program from Environmental and Regional Equity (now USC Equity Research Institute) where she worked with community-based organizations, foundations, and government agencies on research around social-movement building, environmental justice, and equitable urban planning. Prior to that, she pursued social justice through a variety of organizing efforts, including the affordable housing coalition Housing LA and Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign in Colorado. Currently, Madeline sits on the Board of Directors of the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment.
Madeline is co-author of several publications, including: Carbon trading, co-pollutants, and environmental equity: Evidence from California’s cap-and-trade program (2011–2015) (PLoS Medicine article, 2018); Measures Matter: Ensuring Equitable Implementation of Los Angeles County Measures M & A (USC PERE report, 2018); and Changing States: A Framework for Progressive Governance (USC PERE report, 2016).