Meet Madysen Forney, IGNITE's 23-24 Atlanta Fellow

Madysen Forney is a second-year Dr. Anne Moses IGNITE Atlanta Fellow. Madysen is a rising Senior Political Science major from Roseville, Michigan residing in McDonough, Georgia and is currently attending Clark Atlanta University. Madysen humbly serves as an Apple, Incorporated PROPEL Scholar. In addition she is among the inaugural cohort of only 100 recipients to receive the Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service, a program sponsored by former President Obama, the Obama Foundation and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky. In her community, she sits on the board of an educational nonprofit, Project Y.E.S., Incorporated, where she serves as Youth Coordinator. She continues to serve her community as a member of Grace Baptist Church’s Outreach Ministry where she serves the homeless and children of incarcerated parents. She has remained committed to public service through state/local government and research on agriculture, health equity and public policy in the state of Georgia. Madysen has successfully completed an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for a United States Senator with the hopes of running for public office one day. Madysen has collaborated and volunteered in Kigali, Rwanda for maternal and child health organization, Kosmotive. She is an aspiring first-generation lawyer hoping to promote equitable change across the nation in the legal and public service sector. During her free time, Madysen enjoys reading, exercising, traveling and trying new foods. Her favorite foods are beignets and sushi. For Atlanta inquiries, please contact Madysen at   


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