Madeleine Clark grew up in Sacramento, California and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for college in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Anthropology with a Health Emphasis, and minor degree in nutrition. While studying at the University of Utah, Madeleine conducted research on diet changes in Congolese refugees, spending time with women cooking and observing grocery choices.
This experience taught her about the cultural and linguistic diversity in Salt Lake City, as well as the many inequities faced by many local families. After graduating, Madeleine served as the operations manager for Utah Refugee Connection, which led to her current position at Granite School District in the Family Engagement Centers program. Madeleine helps manage a team of coordinators in 33 schools that focus on strengthening the partnership between schools and families to enhance every child’s education. Madeleine has been honored to cultivate friendships with local refugee community leaders to help address the needs of families. These friendships have provided opportunities for her to travel in East Africa and the Middle East. Madeleine finds joy in her daily job as well as camping, hiking, and walking her dog, Eros.