Milken Scholar 2003
Scholar Profile

Glenda Aldana Madrid



Glenda graduated from Yale Law School in 2013. She is currently a stay at home mom to her daughter Evaluz and the Vice President of Reunions for the Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance. From 2013-2018, Glenda was a staff attorney in the Impact Litigation Unit at the Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project (NWIRP) in Seattle, where she litigated civil rights cases on behalf of immigrants and also represented noncitizens before the immigration courts and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. She first joined NWIRP as a Gruber Fellow in Global Justice and Women’s Rights. Prior to that she was a program director for the NYC-based Human Rights Foundation, and traveled in Latin America as part of their work. Glenda was also a member of the team that put together the inaugural Oslo Freedom Forum. Glenda earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Studies with a citation in French from Harvard in 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Originally from Guatemala, Glenda moved to Los Angeles when she was 9 and spent the rest of her formative years in South Gate, CA, before making the trek out east. Glenda lives in Seattle with her daughter and husband, Antonio, a senior software engineer at Amazon.

High school:  South Gate High School


College Year Degree
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2007 A.B. Social Studies
Yale University
New Haven, CT
2013 J.D. Law