This is Madison’s first year as a member of the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. As a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, she is studying public heath and Spanish in hopes of participating as a physician for “Doctors Without Borders” after attending medical school. Madison is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and loves spending time with her sisters and participating in philanthropy events with her chapter. She also enjoys being outside, as she runs or jogs on a daily basis. Madison’s favorite part of being on the Storm Squad is the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the coolest people in the Triangle.
Q&A with Madison
Where is your favorite hangout in Raleigh?
Durant Road Nature Park! I’m an obsessive hiker!
Who was your favorite musical artist when you were in the 5th grade?
Destiny’s Child. I’m a sucker for Beyoncé Knowles!
When did you go to your first NHL hockey game?
I was five years old, and it was versus the New Jersey Devils. I went with my dad, and although he was a Devils fan, mom still dressed me up in Hurricanes gear! Fortunately now, I think I’ve converted my dad.
What is your dream job, other than being a member of the Storm Squad?
A Doctor’s without Borders physician so I could be a traveling doctor!
If you could write a mission statement for your life, what would it say?
“Keep Calm and Storm On!” (Property of Storm Squad member Allison)
What is your weirdest or most unique talent?
I can solve a Nancy Drew Mystery PC game in less than five hours.
What is your least favorite subject that you studied in school?
Math, although I’ve always taken advanced. I despise calculus!
What is the most memorable sporting event that you’ve attended?
When my high school basketball team went to the State Championship last year! I always find sporting events more exciting when I am cheerleading. I feel more like a part of the team!
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a member of the Storm Squad?
When Ashley Virginia and I were called up on the stage at the Get Heeled 5k to teach Zumba to the crowd. We were so unprepared, but we rolled with it!
If you were on "American Idol," what song would you choose to sing?
I’d rock out to some Rod Stewart. "Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?" The lyrics are simple yet deep, and I could totally belt it.
If you could travel to any point in time, where would you go and why?
The 80’s! I’ve always been super into the clothing and music. Plus, I’d be curious to see how my parents were in their high school years!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Super speed so I could fulfill my goal of traveling to every continent. Plus, it’d be convenient for getting to class on time.
Dogs or cats?
Cats. I find them absolutely fascinating. I have this theory that they’re actually smarter than humankind and may take over the world one day. Just look at their mannerisms! Too weird.
What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Buy tickets for everyone who has never been to a Canes game so they can experience it for themselves!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would you want the title to be?
"It’s a Mads, Mads World!"
Night owl or early bird?
Night owl! I’m convinced I’m nocturnal nowadays.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Those popsicles that come in the plastic pouches. (I don’t know if that counts as a guilty pleasure. What’s the calorie count on those?)
NC State, Duke, or UNC?
UNC or Duke. A strange combo, I know. I go to UNC, but I always grew up a Duke fan! The only difference is eight miles and a different shade of blue y'all!
Who makes the best jokes on the Storm Squad?
Kimberly. I have only known her for a few months, and she is just ridiculous!
What is your greatest moment in life so far?
Getting to ride in a car worth more than my life when I won Homecoming Queen Senior year.
Do you have any superstitions?
I always kiss the clock and make a wish at 11:11!
What is one thing you can’t live without?
Cleaning supplies. Surprisingly, being in college has actually made me a much more obsessively compulsive cleaner.
What TV show do you wish was still on the air?
"7th Heaven." You know there’s no greater feelin' than the love of a family!
What is the funniest movie that you have ever seen?
"Bridesmaids"! We pop it in at least once a week.
What song makes is the best song for a road trip?
"Single Ladies" by Beyoncé! Only if it’s a girl’s outing though!