“Have the confidence to do what you feel is right and take action to do what you know you can do despite what others might say.”
Grade: Junior in Los Angeles, California
History with Roots & Shoots: Four years with Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots Group: The Thriving Hive Project
Maddy is a junior from Los Angeles, California. This is her fourth year on the National Youth Leadership Council. Her favorite Roots & Shoots project was installing a bee hive in her community. This allowed her to connect with community members and gave her a new outlook on environmental conservation. She spends most of her free time in nature discovering animals in their natural habitat. Maddy enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with family. After school and weekends, you can find her making cat blankets for the Pasadena Humane Society, volunteering with Villa Esperanza, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities.