Maddie grew up in Port Washington, NY, and developed a love of the outdoors during summers spent at camp in the Catskill Mountains. (In fact, Maddie was a student on Bold Earth’s Bike Hike Raft trip years ago!) Maddie earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in mass communications. As a grad student, she earned a finalist spot at the annual Patagonia Case Competition and is an Atlantic Coast Conference scholar-athlete on the varsity rowing team. Maddie is a wilderness first responder and is excited to join Bold Earth for her first year as a trip leader!