Madeline Weeks Joins the Center as Program and Research Associate
We are excited to welcome a new staff member to the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Madeline Weeks is our new Program and Research Associate. She will run our summer internship program, coordinate our undergraduate research assistants, help organize events, and pursue her own independent research at the Center.
A native of Northern California, Madeline joins us after working at Morningstar Investments in Chicago. She is a 2011 graduate of Wellesley College, where she double-majored in Spanish and Economics, and wrote a senior thesis on the role of chocolate in Mexican history, religion, and culture. She also studied abroad in China, Spain, and Mexico, and spent internships at the Economist Magazine and the Institute of International Eductation.
This September, Madeline will head into the field and coordinate our Sophomore College course in Idaho, "People, Land, and Water in the Heart of the West," co-taught by Professors David M. Kennedy and David Freyberg. Over the summer she will edit posts from our interns throughout the West on our "Out West" blog. Her own research will focus on the California wine industry.
Madeline takes the reins from Heather West, who left the Center in June and will begin graduate studies this fall in environmental science and business administration at Yale University.
Please join us in welcoming Madeline to the team, and feel free to drop by and say "howdy" at our new offices on the first floor of the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2), room 174. Madeline is also reachable at email@example.com.