Evan Madden - Project Associate
Evan Madden, a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, with a Master's in Environmental Policy and Planning, was added to ITRC staff in 2020. Evan brings comprehensive experience in environmental science, environmental policy, journalism and public relations to the role - responsible for assisting ITRC project teams, maintaining outreach and online presence, and ITRC web development. Prior to graduate school, Evan studied Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of Toledo, graduating in 2015 with a dual degree in each, where he subsequently worked as a multimedia journalist with the local CBS affiliate. Covering the harmful effects of toxic algal blooms that have plagued Ohio in recent years as well as the emergence of PFAS as a prevalent new environmental threat, Evan pursued his Master’s with the intent of applying his background in communication to environmental education, advocacy, and policy.