Maddy is a climate adaptation specialist with Michigan Technological University and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. She joined NIACS in 2020, and is working on the development and implementation of various adaptation tools and trainings, in addition to working more specifically on adaptation research for the New England region.
Maddy is passionate about the intersections between climate adaptation, forest management, and community engagement and equity. She recently completed her Master's in Forest Conservation at the University of Toronto. For her graduate thesis, she developed a citizen science initiative for private and community forest landowners in Northwest lower Michigan that focuses on implementing assisted range expansion as a climate adaptation practice.
Maddy lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where she has mostly resided since serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA here in 2016. She enjoys the vibrant local food, arts, and music scene, and hiking and paddling in Leelanau County.