Mady grew up in Fort Scott, KS. As an only child growing up in the country, she
spent most of her childhood reading, writing, and playing make believe. To the surprise of absolutely none of her close family or friends, she studied theater, writing, and English at Drury University in Springfield, where she graduated in May. At Drury, she has been an RA, worked as staff writer and page editor for the student newspaper, has held about every role in theater production, and served as president of the theater honors society. Her college church has been National Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Springfield, MO. She has also worked at the Academy of Hair Design in a variety of roles...and she plays the ukulele! During NBA XPLOR, she plans to complete her Fulbright application. Mady hopes to one day contribute to the arts that have inspired her throughout her life.