Madelyn received her Honors BA in Anthropology with a minor in German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2019. Throughout her BA she researched human decomposition, skeletal biology and osteology, taphonomy, mass grave detection, and human rights. Madelyn also lived and studied in Germany for a short time while completing her BA. In 2022, Madelyn received her MA in biological anthropology from the University of Calgary. Her master’s thesis explored the relationship between household food insecurity and the physical and mental health of mothers and children in rural Nicaragua. From both of her degrees, Madelyn has training and a strong background in mixed methods research. Madelyn’s research interests include: maternal health, child health, the social determinants of health and health equity, epigenetics, human evolution and variation, the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), and nutrition. In her free time, Madelyn enjoys reading, cooking and baking, hiking, going on long walks, spending time with her cats, and doing crafts such as knitting and candle making.