While our faculty and staff members represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and areas of interest, they’re all dedicated to a common goal—supporting the Duke community in changing the world through entrepreneurial action.
Madison Alexander is Program Coordinator for the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator, which works to identify, assess, develop, and scale the impact of sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth around the world. Housed at Duke I&E and in partnership with UNICEF, the Accelerator helps social innovators acquire the knowledge, tools, and networks they need to achieve maximum impact.
Before joining Duke I&E, Madison supported USAID-funded global health projects housed in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center as Project Assistant. MEASURE Evaluation, the largest of these projects, was one of USAID’s flagship global health research awards and is the largest research award UNC-Chapel Hill has ever received. While at the Carolina Population Center, Madison supported MEASURE Evaluation’s Project Directors and coordinated start-up of two other major USAID projects. Madison has experience in social innovation in international development, higher education, nonprofits, and for-profit social enterprises. He has a BA in Economics and a minor in Religious Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated as a Buckley Public Service Scholar. Having grown up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Madison loves spending his free time hiking, and is always planning for his next backpacking trip.