Madison completed her Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Neurology at the University of Toronto in 2013. She has served as the Teaching Assistant for the past 2 courses. As the TA she creates & grades assignments, teaches topical lectures, facilitates student research projects, and assists with all logistics. Madison has been fascinated by marine life since she was young. Madison is currently working for Qualicare Family Homecare in Toronto, recruiting nurses, personal support workers and other health-care professionals to work in the homecare environment. In her spare time, she loves to ski, play volleyball, sing & do yoga. Madison has her Advanced Open Water and Research Diver certifications and over 100 dives completed on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
Madison was a student on the Winter-break 2014 Caribbean EcoFS course and then as a Course Assistant for 3 courses. In the summer of 2012, Madison lived on the Sian Ka'an Biosphere in Quintana Roo, Mexico & worked as a volunteer research diver at the Pez Maya research base. As part of the Coral Specialist team, She spent her days underwater, observing & recording data on the abundance & health of coral communities on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef. She gained a vast knowledge base of coral reef structure & function that she loves to share with students on the course. She will be returning for her 7th Caribbean EcoFS course!