Maddie is a Program Manager for TOF’s Programs and Consulting Team with a current focus on deep seabed mining, underwater cultural heritage (UCH), and climate geoengineering. She is passionate about increasing access to science and policy, allowing her to combine her background in physical sciences, interest in digital communications, and research focus on environmental policy in her work at TOF.
Maddie has a Master’s in International Environmental Policy with a specific focus on Ocean and Coastal Resource Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She specialized in international and US marine policy legislation and completed research projects on equity within the law of the sea (UNCLOS), the viability of a deep seabed mining moratorium in the US, and the impacts of sea level rise on politically unique coastal communities.
During her time at the Middlebury Institute, Maddie received a Fellowship with the Center for the Blue Economy and worked with Plastic Tides to support their plastic-free advocacy, and TOF on deep seabed mining.
She became a Mentor with Plastic Tides’ Global Youth Mentor Program, supporting three high school students as they developed community based projects to combat the plastic pollution crisis.
She loves making handicraft projects for family and friends, seeing live music, and nerding out about pop culture. She also holds a BS in Chemistry from Georgetown University.