Undergrad: University of Rhode Island
Hometown: Pawtucket, RI
Assistantship: Dean of Students Office
Bio: My name is Madison Maynard and I am Rhode Island born and bred. I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a major in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. At URI, I became interested in community service. I started as a Civic Engagement
leader, leading students on service projects. Then, I traveled on two Alternative Spring Break trips, and interned in the Clearinghouse for Volunteers office in combination with the Matthew Siravo Fund for Epilepsy. My participation with community service led to a domino effect of involvement in other areas on campus. I became an Orientation Leader in New Student Programs, a Tour Guide in Admissions, and a member of the Business Student Advisory Council.
My involvement at URI sparked my interest in Student Affairs, but my dream of pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education was confirmed during my first full time job as the Events Coordinator in the Department of Music at Brown University. Interacting with students has been the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my job. I feel extremely fortunate for my experiences at URI and Brown, as both universities have offered me new opportunities to widen my perspective and grow. Now, I am extremely excited about the opportunity to study Student Affairs at UConn!
In my spare time, I love to bake and travel to find the best coffee and pastry shops. I love spending time with my family and my sisters, especially eating ice cream and going to the beach in the summer!