Student Speaker Profile: Maddie Drescher
Maddie Drescher is a political science and psychology double major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Maddie has been a member of the Student Government of Loyola Chicago (SGLC) since her first year, serving as a Senator, the Speaker of the Senate, and most recently, the President of the SGLC. In her involvement on the SGLC, Maddie has served as a representative to the Loyola Board of Undergraduate Studies, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and the Student Development and Success Committee of the Board of Trustees. She has also been a 360 and Search retreat leader with Campus Ministry.
Maddie is graduating as a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Maroon and Gold Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha. As a first-year, she was a finalist for the 1870 Award and the recipient of the Student Government of Loyola Chicago’s Member of the Year Award. As a sophomore, she was the recipient of the Unity of Heart and Mind Award. Maddie is also a Dean’s List recipient.
Following graduation, Maddie will be joining Vogelzang Law, a company she has been interning with since her first year, as a full-time Public Relations Associate. Maddie will be primarily working with union and charity partners to connect with and support victims of mesothelioma and lung cancer as a result of talc and asbestos exposure. In the future, Maddie hopes to return to school to study public policy, considering future opportunities in public policy, public service, and the non-profit sector.
Maddie strongly recommends that everyone read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros; it takes an incredibly unique approach to telling the compelling story of a 12-year-old Esperanza Cordero growing up in Chicago as she explores her own identity, the world around her, and the world that awaits. Finally, Maddie had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad at the John Felice Rome Center, from which, she took a weekend trip to Groningen, The Netherlands to climb the tallest free-standing rock wall in the world.