Madeline Gunderson is a journalist and documentary filmmaker born and raised in a log cabin in the Pacific Northwest. She is particularly interested in stories about immigration, labor, and the natural world. Prior to her journalism career, Madeline worked in immigration law in Seattle.

She has directed, edited, and produced the short documentaries A VALLEY DIVIDED, which premiered at DOCNYC, and LA VIDA DE UN LATERO, a “Best of the Fest” selection at the Northwest Film Forum. Madeline was a GroundTruth Democracy fellow, an Overseas Press Club Foundation grant recipient, and a Chester Fritz scholar.

Prior to working at USA Today, Madeline was at NBC News, Little Monster Films and Adonde Media. She graduated from New York University’s News and Documentary masters program. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington with a major in International Studies. She studied in Spain and later in Argentina through an Honors Program exchange and is fluent in Spanish.