Madeline Rose

Madeline Rose comes to Wellstone with a range of organizing, political, and policy and advocacy experience.  Madeline currently serves as a Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian and development agency working to help build community cohesion, power and resilience in the world’s toughest places.  Among other responsibilities, she works with a coalition of civil society organizations working to strengthen U.S. policies and capacities to prevent violent conflict, promote inclusive governance systems, and support non-violent social change worldwide. 
 
Prior, Madeline worked at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in the public interest; on Capitol Hill where she handled Congressional women & families, youth, and foreign affairs portfolios; and with community-based organizations in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  
 
A Bay Area native, Madeline grew up interacting with the confluence of globalization, rising inequality, and ethno-religious othering stoked by the Global War on Terror.  She began protesting the U.S. invasion of Iraq at the age of 12, and has spent her life looking seeking to better understand and support movements and processes that help to create a more peaceful, tolerant and representative global order.  Madeline graduated from Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA) with a B.A. in Diplomacy & World Affairs and a minor in Sociology where she focused on human security and governance systems.