Madelyne joined the second cohort of Hillman Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2012 and successfully completed the BSN program in December 2013. She was the first scholar to complete the Hillman clinical fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and continued on to the doctoral program in nursing. Madelyne’s research interests include health disparities, specifically those experienced by sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ populations), and her dissertation work focuses on the reproductive histories of sexual minority women. Madelyne is currently a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellow for Research on Vulnerable Women, Children and Families (T32NR007100), under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn S. Sommers and Dr. Janet Deatrick. She has also worked with Dr. Barbara Medoff-Cooper on her transitional telehealth home care intervention study for infants with congenital heart disease and their parents. Previous accomplishments include graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2010 with a BA in Women’s & Gender Studies and serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer and Team Leader in Chicago, IL, completing 1700 hours of service.