Distinguished Communicator Candidates Named Udall Scholars

April 24, 2018

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. 

Jack Green, Udall Scholar 2018


Jack Green - LSU Distinguished Communicator candidate, Jack Green, was recently named  an Udall Scholar for his work with food waste diversion and defending communities affected by environmental disasters. Jack has been involved with CxC through his work as a communication mentor and member of the TEDxLSU Creative Communication Team. As a mentor, he has worked diligently to assist his fellow tigers with science communication through writing, presentations and poster creation. Jack plans to further his commitment to improving environment sustainability by going graduate school for public policy.


Madelyn Smith, Udall Scholar 2018


Madelyn Smith - As a second time Udall Scholarship recipient, Madelyn is poised to leave her mark on the science world as not only a researcher, but a storyteller. As a Distinguished Communicator candidate, Madelyn as shown enthusiasm to advance her communication skills. Her two passions came together when she was selected to be a presenter at this year’s TEDxLSU conference where she presented on how people and culture intersect with Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis. She currently works on a podcast with several other students and LSU faculty member, Michael Pasquier called Coastal Voices furthering her storytelling and environmental passion. Madelyn plans to pursue a graduate degree in environmental management.