Maddie graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. While attending MIAD she expanded her love of the arts by taking classes in illustration, industrial design, and woodworking. Creating a safe and constructive learning environment has been one of her passions. For three years Maddie worked as an RA which gave her the opportunity to run school events, provide support to the student population, and help guide the college in becoming a more progressive and safe community. She has also worked at Project Ember, a design camp based in the Bay Area, where she worked with children ages 10-16. At Project Ember she helped children work through divergent and convergent design processes, design fantastical creations, and build them using power tools. Through this job she found an immense amount of inspiration and a passion for working with children.