2019 PDSA Recipient - Madison Olds

Madison Olds

Madison Olds

Sabina, Ohio | Psychology Major

Maddie is focused on social inequality and the power of education and awareness-raising activities to make social change. In the face of distressing and sometimes depressing environmental challenges, Maddie helps maintain a balance between urgency and a sense of hope. She looks for practical ways to support behavior change across diverse populations. 

Madison is the other co-founder of Zero Waste Oxford (with Katja Diekgers), which you heard about a few minutes ago. Another major accomplishment of this organization, under Madison and Katja’s leadership, is a pop-up thrift shop that was launched in the Armstrong Student Center earlier this semester. This shop is an intentional effort to recycle or upcycle items and provide affordable clothing options for Miami students, rather than let those items end up in a landfiill.