Program Support Specialist
Maddy graduated with Distinctions in May of 2019 from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. Maddy spent the first three years of her undergrad at the University of Minnesota Duluth before she transferred to the Twin Cities campus. At Duluth, she studied Criminology and got her minor in Deaf Studies. In college, Maddy was involved in the UMD ASL Club where she held the officer position of Treasurer. She was also involved in intramural sports by playing broomball, and badminton. In her free time, Maddy enjoys hanging out with friends, being outside hiking or hammocking in the summer, and watching hockey in the winter.
Previously, Maddy was the Communication Access Intern at the Commission during the summer of 2019. After three months of doing research on Closed Captioning and DeafBlind services, Maddy was hired onto the staff as a full-time employee. In her new position, she is working closely with Anna Paulson, the Coordinator of Educational Advancement & Partnerships to prepare for the 2019 Collaborative Experience Conference. Some of Maddy’s projects include assembling data on the roles and responsibilities of the different professionals working in Deaf education to compare and contrast any overlapping duties, and leading administration tasks to keep the Collaborative Conference planning on schedule as well as the office running smoothly.