English Conversation Tutor
American English Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. (Oct 2011-Dec 2013)
Practiced English conversation skills with International students.
Piano Accompanist (paid)
University Theatre, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. (Mar-Sept 2010)
Accompanied the UO spring musical and went on tour with the show to rural Oregon elementary schools.
Rehearsal Piano Accompanist (volunteer)
The Majestic Theatre, Corvallis, OR (Aug-Nov 2013)
Followed music director's conducting, taught singers their parts, played for run-throughs (The Sound of Music)
Direct Support Staff - Family Services
RISE, Inc. Portland, OR (Jan 2016-Present)
Provide support for youth clients with mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities who live family.
Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (Corporation for National and Community Service,) Southwest Region, Denver, CO (Oct 2014-July 2015)
Completed 1700+ hours Community Service requirement.
Recruited the McAlester Boys and Girls Club in McAlester, OK to become a new NCCC Southwest Region Sponsor.
Earned the Congressional Service Award - Bronze Medal.
Individualized Services Direct Support Professional
Partnerships in Community Living, Monmouth, OR (May-Oct 2014)
Provided support for clients with mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities who live independently (not in a group home) or with family.
Madeleine received a Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Oregon in 2009, after graduating as a Valedictorian from Corvallis High School. Her scholarship was lost after her freshman year for insufficient grades. After switching to an English major from a Biology major, and a couple years of working hard, Madeleine found out her scholarship was reinstated while studying abroad in London, in the spring of her junior year.
She attended summer classes that year, then mostly took classes for her minors as a senior. These included Collegium Musicum, a 17th-Century music ensemble where Madeleine learned to play the harpsichord, continuo-style, with opera singers and strings players; several terms of Gospel Choir; and a year-long creative writing workshop "tutorial."
As a student, Maddy worked a few (very) part-time jobs, including as a piano accompanist for the theater department for one term, as an English Conversation Tutor for international students for a year, as a temp at The Duck Store for busy retail seasons (for a total of one year,) and over two years as a volunteer Fiction Editor/Editor in Chief for a student-run literary-arts magazine.
Having been accepted to Marylhurst University for Fall 2016, Madeleine is currently working on earning transfer credits. She completed one term at Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO (Fall 2015) and will be attending Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, OR for the Spring and Summer 2016 terms.
Madeleine grew up reading historical fiction and young adult fiction, and now loves contemporary literature. She recently read Tao Lin's novel "Tai Pei," and is working on "The Oregon Experiment" by Keith Scribner. She enjoys entertainment journalism, such as the magazines Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly for their book, music and film reviews. She loves short story collections too, like those by Alice Munro.
Madeleine was paid to accompany a musical theatre production in college (and to tour elementary schools in the state with the same show.)
Madeleine joined the staff of a campus periodical her sophomore year of college. It's an online magazine that publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry by students, for students, and is completely student-staffed; but it's also a group of young adults who love to read good literature. Often, they can write very well in their own right, and can appreciate what their fellow students compose, by evaluating the young writer's originality, proofreading, and command of craft.
She began as a Fiction Editor, and was Editor in Chief by her last two terms before graduation. These positions taught her how to advertise events to the student body, how to encourage students to submit to the magazine, and suggest that they read it and its website. In social media terms, this meant getting "likes" and shares for Facebook posts and event invites, composing emails to send out to potential submitters, donators, readers and event attendees on the mailing list, and figuring out how to use the Blackboard list serve through related departments like English, Creative Writing, and Allied Arts. Besides learning to advertise by writing, and mastering the practice of writing tactful acceptance or rejection letters to the many students who submitted work, Madeleine learned basic copyediting practices. Copyediting was a critical part of making this student-run publication as professional as possible.
Madeleine took classical piano lessons from age five to age seventeen. She completed all ten levels of Oregon Music Teachers Association Syllabus, which means she is certified to teach lessons. She has taught a few lessons to one seven-year-old student. In high school, she was the volunteer accompanist for the largest choir for a semester, and was paid to accompany a musical theatre production in college (and to tour elementary schools in the state with the same show.)
Madeleine was an editorial intern for CALYX, Inc. A publishing company established by women in 1976, CALYX publishes books solely by female authors. Additionally, its periodical, CALYX Journal, is published twice a year, and features art, fiction, essays and poetry - again, by women only. As female authors represent only twenty-five percent of the writing published by small presses, CALYX is an important journal that discovers "new writers and artists and present[s] their work in an elegant format" (statistic and quote from CALYX's website, http://www.calyxpress.org.) Several acclaimed writers, Barbara Kingsolver among the number, were first published in CALYX Journal.
Madeleine was an intern for CALYX for approximately seven months in 2014. She had the opportunity to put together reminders about upcoming writing contest deadlines for the email list serve. Madeleine also attended fiction editorial board meetings for the upcoming journal issue.
Having taken a feminist literary criticism class in college, reading Plath's The Bell Jar and Hemingway's The Garden of Eden among others, and having lived life as a female, Madeleine has developed an understanding of the impossible standards society puts upon women. She jumped at the chance to intern for CALYX. She holds opportunities like participating in roller derby as crucial for women to let loose, be who they really are in a sport that comprises only other women (and from all walks,) see society's expectations for what they are, and turn them around to use as an advantage - but only when they are needed.
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