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Divine Maduakolam

Master's of Regional Planning

Summer 2023

About Divine:

Divine Maduakolam (she/her) is a Masters of Regional Planning candidate in the Cornell Arts, Architecture and Planning School (AAP). She is originally from New Jersey, in the Essex county area, but now resides in Somerset county in a suburb called Manville. Growing up in what was once referred to as the “inner city” and then moving to the suburbs, she witnessed the disparity in environments. This catapulted her curiosity into the reason some communities have more or less resources than others and how to make communities equitable.

Before Cornell she earned her B.S in Environmental Policy at Rutgers with a minor in cultural anthropology. Despite attending her undergraduate during the pandemic, she managed to gain work experience in relevant fields such as water infrastructure, graphic communications, animal advocacy, and data reporting at companies like Jersey Waterworks, NJ Future and Fanimal. Divine is committed to research and work on how to create sustainable communities. 

At the Christopherson Center:

Divine hopes to add to CR0WD work on deconstruction of buildings and storage of those materials using her mapping and data collection skills. The projects of CR0WD are groundbreaking and innovative, so she hopes to work closely with CR0WD's initiatives in deconstruction. 

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