Madeline R. Young grew up between the USA and France and has lived in the UK since 2010 and a member of West London Synagogue since 2011. Madeline’s career started in the US disability service sector, supporting disability legislation and promoting supported independence for people with disabilities. She moved to France in 2004 to work in international relations, then did a Masters in the same field in Spain in 2007, joining Bet Shalom progressive community in Barcelona. She moved to the UK in 2010 to work at Chatham House for a food security programme.
After years working in natural resource governance and corporate governance advising, she is now continuing her post-graduate studies with PhD Fellowship in corporate governance and ethics at Surrey University where she also lectures in business ethics at the Surrey Business School and served as Co-Chair of the Jewish Society. She is a dedicated Limmudnik and formerly a committee member of Limmud in the Woods. She is Director of Nomads in a Field, the Jewish outdoor summer event that replaced Limmud in the Woods since 2016. She has also recently taken on a role as Trustee at the Jewish Volunteer Network.