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Celina Madden

Kalamazoo Regional Community Organizer

Celina (they/them/theirs & she/her/hers) is the Kalamazoo Regional Community Organizer for PPAM, based in Kalamazoo. They got their organizing start in South Philadelphia, working with SEAMAAC, an East and Southeast Asian refugee and immigration organization, where they worked on the local 2015 election with various partner nonprofits, local youth groups, and Get Out The Vote initiatives.


Upon completing a B.A. in East Asian Studies and a minor in Political Science, Celina worked remotely as a recruiter for an experiential learning program through Albion College, became a bookseller and then a library aide, and then transitioned to PPAM in July of 2019.


In their free time, Celina enjoys going on walks with her partner and their dog, Basil, cooking new dishes, and spending time with chosen family. You can follow them on Twitter & Instagram at @CelinaInKzoo.