Maddy completed a master’s degree in public health from Hawaii Pacific University. During that time, she also worked as a medical assistant in a regenerative medicine facility and interned for New York Health and Hospital (NYH+H). She completed her master’s thesis with NYH+H through the creation and implementation of an evaluation program for the NYH+H Youth Leadership Council. Maddy also has a BS in exercise physiology where she gained experience with qualitative data through her senior seminar involving the development and testing of physical fitness tests that determined the strength, agility, and endurance of roller derby athletes.
Growing up in rural and mountainous Colorado next to the Southern Ute reservation and as a Navajo and Southern Ute descendent Maddy developed a passion for working with tribal communities. Wanting to continue to explore mountain ranges similar to home, she decided to move to Bozeman where she later joined JGRE. Maddy loves trail running, playing soccer, skiing, rafting, fly fishing, and everything that keeps her active outside. These hobbies emphasize her interest in working with health and fitness data. She looks forward to continuing her work at JGRE with a goal of helping others.