Maddie Zins

Class of 2015
Major/Minor: English and Environmental Studies

Madelyn Zins graduated WAC with honors on her capstones in both English and Environmental Studies, but has since found herself working in nontraditional educational settings. Her degrees helped her in her first job as “Ranger Maddie,” working as an interpretive educator or Naturalist at a local, Maryland park. Although she loved writing and executing public programs on nature while being outdoors, Madelyn wanted to take on a classroom teaching role in education. She has since worked in charter/public and private schools in various capacities, but currently teaches (primarily nature education) at a democratic outdoor school in Harlem, NYC, called Pono (

Campus Involvement
  • SGA Vice President
  • Writing Center Peer Consultant