Getty fountain headshotMadeline Lester is an aspiring journalist with an interest in storytelling that impacts social issues. A sophomore at Ithaca College, she is a journalism major in the Honors Program. Madeline is currently an Assistant Producer for the Ithaca College Television (ICTV) show Newswatch 16, a newscaster for VIC Radio and a staff writer for The Ithacan. She is also a panelist for the ICTV podcast Off the Field, when she and her co-panelists discuss social, ethical and cultural issues within professional and amateur sports. She recently blogged for Ithaca College’s chapter of Her Campus and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Madeline received the Flora Brown Award for academic excellence upon entering college.

A native of Los Angeles, California, her interests include global social issues, women’s rights and education reform. Madeline loves political satire and finds comfort in the scathing humor of Jon Stewart and John Oliver. In her free time she enjoys traveling, running and spending time with friends and family.