Madeira Thayer

School/college: Wheelock ’23
Program: M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Fulbright Country: Paraguay
Project Title: English Teaching Assistant Award

Madeira Thayer hails from Oakland, California. She graduated from Tufts University (2021) with a major in Economics and minors in Education, Spanish, and Latin. Currently, she is finishing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at BU Wheelock (2023). During the day, Madeira works full-time as a College and Career Adviser at Margarita Muñiz Academy, the Northeast’s first and only bilingual public high school. Madeira’s personal, professional, and academic experiences have made her particularly interested in bilingual education, college access and affordability, and alternative postsecondary pathways. When she’s not at work or in school, Madeira can be found rock climbing, hiking, playing chess, or cheering on the Warriors (Go Dubs!).