Maddie Rocha Smith

Always curious and never under-caffeinated, Maddie is a Des Moines native and proud Hawkeye alumna. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Journalism and Critical Cultural Competency focusing on non-profit communications. She has dedicated her career to working at progressive organizations from the ACLU of Iowa to President Obama’s Organizing for Action (OFA). She is excited to have found a home at One Iowa where she can continue to learn about the complex issues minority communities face and how to challenge them in sustainable and equitable ways.

When she’s not in the office, you might find her thrifting, curating the perfect playlist, or desperately trying to keep her plants alive.