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Madeline Cano

Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Access
Maddie brings a fresh perspective to the Admissions Department by focusing on inclusion efforts to make Simpson a more diverse and welcoming campus for all.

Maddie comes to Simpson with five years of community and political organizing experience in which she worked closely with Latinx and immigrant communities in Iowa. As the Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Access, Maddie focuses on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds as well as working with Simpson faculty and staff to implement best practices of inclusion. Off campus Maddie serves as the Director for the Des Moines chapter of New Leaders Council, a national leadership develop program for young professionals. In her free time Maddie enjoys taking her dog, Burt, to the park or grabbing a taco at one of the many authentic taco trucks in the metro. 


Multicultural Relations
Community Organizing
Public Policy
Government Affairs


Young Emerging Leader Award 2018 - League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)


BA International Studies 2013 - University of Iowa
BA Spanish 2013 - University of Iowa
MPA in Public Policy 2018 - Drake University