Join us in welcoming our newest team member, Madeline Flood; and celebrating with us as Victoria Loong transitions to a new role within our organization. We are overjoyed to welcome them into their new positions!
Madeline Flood joined the team at We the People (WPD) in 2021 as Administrative Assistant for the organization. Madeline supports the founders of WPD in all aspects and coordinates many events for the nonprofit in order to reach collective goals.
Before WPD, Madeline held the position of operations manager for the fellow Detroit nonprofit organization Detroit Horse Power (DHP). Overseeing camps and events, caring for DHP’s horses, and recruiting speakers, her role also encompassed corresponding with partners and donors and being the point-person on the ground for all operations.
Teaching equestrian sports to youth is Madeline’s true passion. She has over 20 years’ experience caring for and owning horses and competing in dressage and hunter-jumper events. Her understanding that such a lifestyle is not currently attainable to all youth has driven her to develop creative opportunities for those who have historically not had access to horses and riding.
A graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Madeline’s bachelor of arts degree in international relations contained concentrations in environmental studies and French. Her experience, as well as the desire to ensure justice and equality at home and abroad, makes Madeline Flood a true asset to We The People and its mission.
Victoria Loong serves as the Policy Manager at We the People of Detroit (WPD) working with community groups, youth, and policymakers to advocate for clean, safe, and affordable water. Her service to WPD builds on over ten years of racial equity work across sectors including education and philanthropy.
Prior to joining WPD, Victoria co-managed the Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) under the direction of prominent environmental justice scholar, Dr. Dorceta Taylor. As a 2018 alumna of the EFP, she worked with the Solidago Foundation during her fellowship centered around narrative change. She also served as the founding director of Purdue University’s Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center in 2015.
Victoria received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology from Purdue University before obtaining her M.A. in Higher Education Administration and Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. Born, raised, and educated in the Great Lakes Region, Victoria is committed to protecting this valuable resource and ending the cycle of traumatic experiences related to water in our communities.