At the age of 10, Madison entered foster care with her three younger siblings and had seven different placements. She was eventually separated from her siblings and adopted just before she turned 18. Madison has held various leadership positions in youth advisory boards and was recognized with FosterClub’s Outstanding Young Leader award in 2009. She served as a 2011 Larry Bolden Scholar and co-founded the Nevada chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America in 2013. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014 and is working toward a career in federal child welfare policy.