Madeline Kennedy is originally from International Falls, Minnesota. She attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia for her undergraduate studies, earning dual Bachelor degrees in both Anthropology and Justice Studies. While in school, Madeline traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in service-learning as a part of the Alternative Break Program. As a Program Leader, she led a group of nine students to Dominica to research how culture and justice systems interact. This interest in the concept of international justice continues while she works toward her J.D. at the College of William and Mary Law School.
Madeline will spend the summer working for the National Center for State Courts International Program Division, a mission-driven non-profit organization in Arlington, Virginia. The NCSC's International Programs Division works with other organizations to provide technical assistance, training, and technology and promote access to justice in countries all over the world.
As an intern, she will work on a diverse set of projects that will allow her to develop writing, researching, and program development skills. Through this work, she will improve her understanding of how the NCSC uses its resources to empower communities and engage citizens to improve justice systems across the globe.