Madeline received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Hampshire College. During that time, Madeline interned and wrote for The Hampshire Daily Gazette, Modern Luxury’s publication, Chicago Social (CS) Magazine and freelanced for Women’s Western Massachusetts Magazine. Article subjects included music, arts and culture, travel, fashion, and bridal. Her involvement with Sisters on the Runway (SotR), the anti-domestic violence organization led to many articles featuring this group of women and their fund-raising fashion shows.
Madeline’s interests in the environment and sustainability helped her become involved with many sustainable fashion events in the New England area such as The Hartford Trashion Show and the Turner's Falls, Massachusetts Laundromat Show, both of which involve the "upcycling" of used or vintage garments.
Working in Holyoke, MA for start-up women’s luxury knitwear designer, Jay Savage Inc. as the Director of Communications, Madeline gained experience communicating with overseas manufacturers, trend forecasting and creating website content. It also inspired in her an entrepreneurial drive.
Having worked in retail throughout most of her undergraduate career and after moving to New York City to enroll in Parsons The New School for Design’s Fashion Studies program, Madeline secured a key-holder/stylist position at a small boutique on the Upper West Side called bocnyc (Boutique on Columbus). During her studies at Parsons, Madeline also completed an advertising internship with Barneys New York.