Madisen Gittlin

Graduate Student
Jason Hill

B.A. Environmental Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara


Madisen Gittlin is a graduate student in Dr. Jason Hill’s lab focusing on the relationships between food, waste, and planetary systems. Her research centers around agricultural soil amendments made from recycled materials and their potential for enhancing carbon management, improving public health, and mitigating climate change. Before returning to academics, Madisen worked in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles, CA where she developed food waste management programs for cities and universities. She is a trained Climate Reality Leader, and is involved with several food waste and climate advocacy groups on- and off-campus.

Areas of Interest

Sustainable Food Systems, Waste Management, Global Climate Change