- 2 August 2022
Raised on an island in southeast Alaska, Madison grew up a perpetually curious tidepooler and has used that love of science and innovation in her now full-time role as a reporter for the fact checking publication Snopes. Before debunking digital rumors, Madison 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. (Before all of that she was once a deckhand on an Alaskan commercial fishing vessel, but that’s a story for another day.) Madison’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. Madison attended Cal Poly Humboldt and received undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science. When not plucking away on a computer keyboard, Madison 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. Follow Madison on Twitter @madisondap.