Madison Potts, an Equity Transformation Specialist at Courageous Conversation®, has used her passion for social justice to carve her path in advocacy professionally. As a graduate of Kennesaw State University earning a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology and certification in Diversity and Community Engagement, she made her mark as a leader on campus through serving as unit President of the NAACP, inaugural ambassador for the Office of KSU Diversity and Inclusion, and Minority Student Advisory Board member.
During her collegiate career, she gained experience in advocacy work through her involvement in the Executive Office of the King Center, the Administrative Office of Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, and Be The Bridge, a non-profit created to educate communities about racial equity and racial reconciliation, earning her the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership from the Technical College System of Georgia and an A.A.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Under her leadership, the KSU NAACP hosted town hall discussions with a local District Attorney and the city Police Department, won a national competition for getting the most students to pledge to vote early in the 2020 November election, and hosted the largest student-led voter education and registration rally in Georgia for the 2021 senate runoff election featuring Senator Jon Ossoff. This led to Madison being selected to participate as a student representative for a discussion with Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock and Mayor Julian Castro on youth civic engagement.
Upon conclusion of her collegiate career, Madison won the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Student Activist of The Year. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and continues to serve with the GA NAACP Youth and College Division. Madison most recently served as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Student Voting Summit Reception and at the Agnes Scott College Constitution Day Reception.