Director & Instructor, GHF Online
Madeline Goodwin received her Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Studies and Biology from Southern Oregon University, graduating cum laude in 2014 and graduated from the Master's of Environmental Studies Program at Evergreen State College in 2016. She has interned at the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, the League of Women Voters of WA, and the Thurston Climate Action Team. She also volunteers for the WET Science Center. THE MAKER MOM article "Meet Climate Change Champion Madeline Goodwin" featured her work in understanding climate change. Madeline owns and operates Master Minds, a Renton Highlands, WA-based online and in-person private tutoring and mentoring service that specializes in atypical students and previously ran for City Council in Lacey, WA.
As a homeschooler, she began taking university classes at 13, enrolling full-time as a fifteen-year-old sophomore in Fall 2011. She worked as a research assistant in her academic department for two semesters; she was an intern at the Geos Institute, a nonprofit organization and consulting firm that uses science to help people predict, reduce, and prepare for climate change; and she served as the ECOS liaison to SOCAN. Madeline spent a year as an intern for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), with a special interest in environmental policy; a semester as Secretary for the Josephine County Renewable Energy Task Force, and she completed Junior Volunteer training at Wildlife Images, a rescue and rehabilitation facility for wild animals of all kinds. She has also provided testimony for the Oregon state legislature on gifted education and dual enrollment, and been interviewed on radical acceleration and early college for #gtchat on Twitter. She co-authored US Public Education Policy: Missing Voices. She serves as interim Director of GHF Online Classes and also as Legislative Chair for GHF.