Meet our 2018 Summer Policy Fellows

Madison Leathers
LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

A Wash­ing­ton, D.C. native, Madis­on Leathers is a sea­soned edu­ca­tor work­ing to increase edu­ca­tion­al and social equi­ty through pol­i­cy devel­op­ment and com­mu­ni­ty advo­ca­cy.

Bryce Warden
Vanderbilt University

Bryce War­den is enter­ing his sec­ond year of grad­u­ate study in pub­lic pol­i­cy at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Col­lege. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies and Span­ish (Phi Beta Kap­pa) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi. After col­lege, Bryce worked for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mississippi’s School of Edu­ca­tion where he facil­i­tat­ed uni­ver­si­ty-com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships to devel­op pro­grams cen­tered on col­lege access for rural, under­served stu­dents. On the high­er edu­ca­tion pol­i­cy track at Peabody, he has worked on a qual­i­ta­tive research project study­ing the “mes­sages” that par­ents of first-gen­er­a­tion stu­dents send to their stu­dents. His pro­fes­sion­al inter­ests lie along the lines of equi­table access and suc­cess for all stu­dents.