Maddie was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, and will be starting her Junior year at La Universidad de Burgos this coming fall semester through Western Michigan University’s study abroad program in Burgos, Spain. She is majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Spanish, as well as pursuing a minor in General Business and Nonprofit Leadership. She is passionate about creating sustainable agricultural practices, preventing global climate change, and raising bee populations, as well as studying other cultures and languages. Maddie just completed her first year as a Resident Assistant through Western Michigan University, and in her free time has also been involved in organizations such as Cultural Technological Environmental Exchange (CTEE) fixing computer and shipping them to Cameroon, Africa, as well as FemiNOW, an on campus RSO which practices and educates others about intersectional feminism. Last summer, Maddie visited Cameroon with CTEE to help install a shipment of computers in educational institutions around the country. In addition to working with Green Michigan, Maddie has also begun work in transferring data through the Adecco corporate office. Following graduation in 2019, she plans to either pursue a Master’s degree, or volunteer through the Peace Corps.