Madison Skelton

Madison Skelton

World Languages and Cultures

Involved with the Bonner Program and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Madison comments, "I'm proud to have completed my senior research interviews entirely in Spanish in order to highlight the culture and food systems of Mayan people living in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. I am particularly appreciative of the opportunity to travel and learn with one of the most impactful professors in my time at Stetson--Dr. Sitler. Finally, I am appreciative for the leadership and community engagement experience that I've gained as the Student Coordinator of Stetson's Bonner Program." Immediately after graduation, Madison will pursue a summer internship with the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey before working in community engagement and nonprofit management in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle. After a gap year, she will begin law school in Fall 2024 and study constitutional law.

Public Health

Madison is an exceptional student who has pursued majors in Public Health and Spanish and the Certificate of Community Engagement. She has exhibited impressive dedication to her studies and, as a Bonner student, to community service and engagement. Her grant writing efforts resulted in securing medical equipment for the Good Samaritan Clinic in DeLand, demonstrating her commitment to improving access to healthcare in her local community. Madison has also been a valuable writing fellow and contributor to the Bonner program. Her research on the interaction between agricultural and food practices and Mayan identity within a changing global and capitalist agricultural system is both innovative and timely.

Her ability to think critically and approach complex issues from an interdisciplinary perspective is a testament to her intellectual abilities and potential. After graduation, Madison plans to continue her work in community engagement and nonprofit management in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle. Her internship with the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey will provide her with valuable experience and exposure to new ideas and perspectives. Ultimately, Madison plans to attend law school to study constitutional law, demonstrating her commitment to using her knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on society.