Madeline was born in Toronto and raised in Oakville, Ontario. She entered the University of Ottawa's Biotechnology program in the fall of 2008. She is currently working towards completing an H.BSc. with a Specialisation in Biochemistry and a B.ASc. in Chemical Engineering. Madeline joined the Scaiano group in May 2011 as a Coop student. She is working with Dr.Emilio Alarcon investigating the effect of AuNP on the antioxidant activity of pure compounds. During her free time Madeline enjoys reading historical fiction novels, baking and taking dance and yoga classes.