Class of 2021: Genevieve Madden


Genevieve Madden

Majors: Political Science and Mathematics

Certificate: Honors College

Home town: Annapolis, Maryland

Genevieve is an engaged, curious, multi-disciplinary young scholar. As a math and political science double major, Genevieve is proud to be a woman in STEM as well as a qualitative AND quantitative researcher in Political Science. Genevieve was awarded an Undergraduate Research Award to pursue research in feminist social movements, which she presented at URCAD. Genevieve has served with the Esperanza Center and the Maryland Food Bank, and she is also co-founder of the UMBC Swim Club. After graduation, Genevieve plans to pursue graduate school with an ultimate goal of serving disadvantaged and marginalized people. 

A few thoughts from Genevieve on her time as a Sondheim Scholar:

What was your favorite Sondheim event?

Hearing Ta-Nehisi Coates speak about his book The Water Dancer

What is an important thing you learned about yourself at UMBC?

I learned that I can do hard things! The person I was coming into UMBC is very different from who I am now – my time at UMBC really gave me the opportunity to find new hobbies, passions, and skills.

What’s an important thing you learned about the world beyond campus while you were a student at UMBC?

I learned that anywhere in the world beyond campus is accessible to me if I make it. And wherever I go, I have a duty to protect the human dignity of those around me.

Genevieve is pictured in the front row, third from left.