Madeleine is currently completing a Masters  in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne whilst undertaking an internship with Assisi Aid Projects as a portion of her degree.

Compelled by her passion for gender equality, sustainability and international development, Madeleine sought out further study and experience, leading her to intern at AAP. Madeleine's primary areas of interest have been the intersectionality between gender power-relations, climate change and concurrent economic and social empowerment for women in the south-pacific region.

Madeleine also has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations from the University of Melbourne.