Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Madison Matthews, Segal Fellow

Madison Matthews

2018 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Madison Matthews is a Business and Integration Analyst at Accenture. She graduated from Brandeis with a B.A. in Economics, with minors in African and Afro-American Studies, as well as French. And then received her Master's in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University International Business School.

At the core of everything she does is her desire to lift up marginalized voices. She enacted this in and outside of the classroom. At Brandeis, Madison had a radio show titled “Stay Saucy,” the first show hosted by two Black women on WBRS 100.1 FM, the campus radio station. Through this platform, she collaborated with a wide range of people in the Brandeis community to broadcast dialogue on topics ranging from politics, gender, race and economics, to sexuality and philosophy. She co-founded the Brandeis Legal Empowerment Global Brigade, which provides access to financial and legal resources that would not normally be available to disenfranchised women and families in rural Honduras. Madison envisions herself creating revolutionary ways of using economics to expand resources and solve issues for marginalized communities. Her academic specialization is the hybridization of economics, gender and race. She wants to use her vision of using economic theory, statistics and data-analysis to create cost-effective, just, and sustainable solutions. Madison was the Applied Research Intern at Prosperity Now, an organization that creates asset growth for low-income communities. She also interned for the Office of the D.C. Attorney General, Karl Racine, where she used quantitative skills to research and analyze delinquency cases, which served as a catalyst to increase funding for rehabilitation programs for youth in the D.C. area.