As program officer at the Reagan Ranch, Madison Habersetzer is responsible for outreach to students on the West Coast. She helps equip students with the resources and skills they need to effectively defend conservative values on campus and to inspire more students to stand up for freedom. Madison is originally from Washington State and went to school at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. In 2019, she graduated summa cum laude with a double major in history and secondary education. She is a certified teacher and is excited to use her skills to advance the Conservative Movement. While at Whitworth, she served as the chair of her campus chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. During her time as chair, she organized a discussion panel about gun control and legislation, featuring liberal and conservative professors and the county sheriff; pioneered the 9/11: Never Forget Project and a 9/11 memorial service; and hosted New York Times bestselling author and YAF alumnus
All of these events were successful, well-attended, and sparked conversations about conservative ideas on campus. Additionally, Mattera’s lecture earned her chapter recognition as YAF’s “Chapter of the Month” for December 2018.
Whitworth’s YAF chapter grew vastly under her leadership as more students joined the club and became emboldened to push back against liberal bias at their school. Madison is passionate about conservatism and preserving Ronald Reagan’s ideas and values and relishes the incredible opportunity to share the Reagan Ranch with students and YAF supporters.