Senior Data Analyst
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 equity, and social-movement building. She has co-authored several publications, including: The Have-Nots, and the Health of Everyone: The Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Quality (Annual Review of Public Health article); An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County (PERE report); and Moments, Movements, and Momentum: Engaging Voters, Scaling Power, Making Change (PERE report). She is the PERE staff lead on the Environmental Justice Screening Method and staffs PERE Director Manuel Pastor as an appointed member of the Strategic Growth Council, a state-level committee that allocates cap-and-trade revenue to California’s disadvantaged communities. Madeline also sits on the Board of Directors of the Center for Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE).
Prior to joining the PERE/CSII 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