Madison Dapcevich joined the Snopes newsroom as a freelance contributor in August 2023. Before that, between July 2020 and July 2022, she was a full-time writer for Snopes. Before debunking digital rumors, Dapcevich spent several years working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., reporting on agricultural and environmental issues throughout the Rocky Mountains, and covering breaking science news in the tech sector of San Francisco. Dapcevich's reporting has been featured in several publications, including those published during her staff positions at EcoWatch and IFLScience. She holds a master's degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism from the University of Montana, as well as a graduate certificate in natural resource conflict resolution. Dapcevich attended Cal Poly Humboldt and received undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science.
When not plucking away on a computer keyboard, Dapcevich serves as a communications lead aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus assisting in deep-sea exploration and research. In her free time, she can be found whitewater kayaking and can traversing through the Montana backcountry with her two dogs, Ruka and Cholla.