Office: JEF 102
Madeline Wander holds a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning from UCLA and a BA in Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College. She conducts qualitative and quantitative data analysis and her work focuses on environmental justice, regional/transportation equity, and social movement building. She has co-authored several PERE reports, including Moments, Movements, and Momentum: Engaging Voters, Scaling Power, Making Change (with Manuel Pastor and Gihan Perera) and An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County (with Vanessa Carter and Manuel Pastor).
Prior to joining the PERE team, she pursued her passion for social justice through a variety of organizing efforts, including Housing LA, a broad affordable housing coalition convened by the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), and Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign in Colorado. She has also interned at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), OneLA-IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation), the Pasadena Planning Department, and the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES).
Areas of expertise:
- Environmental justice
- Social movement building
- Urban planning and transportation equity