Madeline completed a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Geography at WIlfrid Laurier University in 2015. From there she went on to Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia to focus her studies on urban and regional planning and completed a variety of research on the impacts of development in the Okanagan Valley.

She then began working as a municipal planner but after 6 years, she decided to expand her horizons through the Master of Planning program at the University of Guelph. She is currently focusing on studying third places and the social impact third places have on rural communities. She is specifically interested in looking for ways to implement protected third places in everyday planning practices and hopes to continually learn even after graduating the University of Guelph in Spring 2024.