Austin, Texas, United States
Madison Freeman, from Austin, Texas, is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master’s degree in environment and resources at the new Stanford school of sustainability. She graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in international relations and economics. Madison aims to scale emerging climate solutions, especially those accelerating industrial decarbonization. Madison served as a senior advisor on technology and innovation to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. She spent several years in venture capital, where she helped to invest in climate and clean energy startups and establish funds focused on backing underrepresented founders and deep decarbonization breakthroughs. Madison founded and directed the NYC chapter of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, was a 2021 Women Leader in Energy and Climate Fellow with the Atlantic Council, and her clean energy analysis has been published in outlets including NPR, Foreign Affairs, and The Hill.