madeleine farrington

Madeleine Farrington

B.S. '21

Environmental Science


Maddy is a third year Environmental Science major, planning to double minor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geographic Information Systems and Technology. She is passionate about finding sustainable alternatives that maintain bottom lines through scientific exploration and technological innovation. Currently, she is working with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s Corporate Partners Program to research the potential of various renewable energy options in urban commercial buildings, including grid-friendly buildings and photovoltaics. Additionally, with UCLA Sustainability Action Research,  Madeleine serves on the Lawn Management team, investigating ways in which different fertilizers impact soil health and water retention, with the goal of advising the Custodial and Grounds Department on best sustainable practices. On campus, she co-chairs the UCLA Student Giving Committee, an organization dedicated to supporting yearly fundraising campaigns, such as Blue and Gold Week, and educating the student body about the important role that philanthropy plays on campus. Additionally, she works as a Peer Learning Facilitator with the Academic and Student Services Department, providing academic support to students in a variety of subjects. In her free time, Madeleine loves reading (she’s currently enjoying a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury), hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Madeleine always looks forward to new opportunities to gain experience in sustainability, renewable energy, and GIS mapping and analysis.