College of Arts and Science
Bachelor of Science, May 2010
Global Development, Spanish and Latin American Cultures
Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
Master of Public Administration, May 2011
Madeline Kane is passionate about growing small businesses in Latin America. She currently works at Google in Latin America small business marketing, where she helps emerging market entrepreneurs adopt technology.
Passionate about the area, Madeline has also worked with woman artisans in Costa Rica and co-founded Mnini, the first indigenous cooperative in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, while studying rural development at the University of Guadalajara.
Madeline's time as an NYU Reynolds Scholar was formative in her career. She developed a passion for creating economic opportunity and decent work in the US and abroad through her volunteer work with the New York City Fair Trade Coalition, Oxfam America and Domestic Workers United, which recently passed the first basic workplace protections law for nannies and housekeepers in New York State.
Madeline holds two degrees from NYU: an MPA in international development from the Wagner School of Public Service, and a BA in Global Development, magna cum laude, from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was awarded highest honors for her senior thesis on immigration policy, received a full scholarship for her Master's as a Dean's Graduate Assistant, and has been named a Presidential Honors Scholar and a Goldman Sachs Global Leader.