Madison is a third year student from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in Neuroscience and English at the University of Virginia. After a difficult and stressful first year at the university, she became increasingly interested in yoga and mindfulness as a way to cope with the daily stressors implicitly associated with undergraduate studies.
So, Madison sought out a position as a student intern at the CSC, allowing her to gain and spread knowledge concerning contemplative practices. In addition to her position at the center, Madison also serves as the Financial Officer of the CIO, Contemplation@UVA. Following her undergraduate education, Madison wishes to attend medical school, hoping to integrate the contemplative techniques she has learned at the CSC into the healing process at large.