Rural Youth Organizer: Penobscot County
Located in Orono, Madeline Howorth is a Political Science and International Affairs student at the University of Maine's Honors College, where they serve on Student Government, the Pre-Law Society, and the Honors Student Advisory Board. She is proud to be the first queer Eagle Scout in Maine, an honor that cemented her love for all things outdoors. For her scholarly merits and her essay on community-based change, Mads was a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship in 2022. She now translates her writing skills into her work as a copy editor and through strongly-worded emails to her legislators, but in the future, she looks forward to drafting climate policy. Until then, you can catch them doing homework, engaging on campus, and listening to Fiona Apple.