Dr. Madrid is serving part-time as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Washington. She retired from the University of Washington School of Law in August of 2013. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Washington and her B.A. from Colorado State University in Pueblo.
Public Service is a passion for Dr. Madrid and she has served on numerous boards and commissions. Currently she is member of the Board of Directors of United Way of King County and the YWCA of Seattle/King/Snohomish Counties (Chair Elect). She is on the Advisory boards of the Executive Development Institute, ALPFA, UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership, Public Service Leadership Diversity Initiative Committee, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce Northwest Chamber and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
She has enjoyed her public service commitment which is evident by chairing several boards, three at the national level. Locally she has chaired United Way of King County, Leadership Tomorrow and KUOW/KCMU. She also was a founding member and first Chair of the Washington State Hispanic Bar Association, now known as the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington.
Dr. Madrid has received numerous awards both at the local and national levels. She has been a presenter for various venues and in May 2007 she gave the commencement address at her alma mater, CSU-Pueblo.