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Hi! I'm Maddie.

I love learning about the world, and sharing what I learn through visuals.

When I'm not at my desk, you can find me animal-watching on the beach, doodling on the couch, or catching up on my perpetual list of shows that I've been meaning to watch.

The natural world is an amazing place, and I'm constantly learning things about it. I also use visual media to share what I learn and help get others in on the excitement!


The more that people understand our planet, the more likely they are to care about it; and the more they care about it, the more likely they are to take action to protect it.

In 2020 I graduated from Duke University where I majored in marine biology and minored in visual media studies. While there I did an undergraduate thesis that involved watching brittle stars run around a tank for hours on end, which helped contribute to our understanding of brittle star learning behavior.


Outside of the lab I also produced an explainer video about a whale tag that won a science journalism award, and did a summer internship with the National Geographic Society's video production department.

Select Awards & Certifications

Merritt Science Communications Award

Duke Pratt School of Engineering


Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver


Principles of Animation (Animation Bootcamp)

School of Motion


Visual Essay Production (Explainer Camp)

School of Motion



Duke University

  • BSc in Biology, Concentration in Marine Biology

  • Minor in Visual Media Studies

Aug 2016 - May 2020

Select Experience


Science Communication Fellow

Jul 2022 - Jul 2024


Videomaker |  Animator

Jun 2020 - Apr 2021 | Apr 2021 - Jun 2022

National Geographic Society

Video Production Intern

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Duke Conservation Tech

Director of Media

Feb 2017 - May 2020

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