Maddie Magnuson is a soon-to-be UW-Milwaukee graduate who’s been a member of the UWM Her Campus chapter since its start. During her time with Her Campus, Maddie’s enjoyed creating friendships with smart, strong and determined young women as she watched the chapter grow. Her articles range from a wide variety of topics such as “How to Cure Wanderlust”, “Treat Yo Self 2018” and “5 Ways You Can Survive Midterms”. Originally from the state of Minnesota, Maddie made the move to Milwaukee in 2014. Since then Milwaukee has become her city, “From working at Colectivo Coffee, a Milwaukee favorite to many, to spending warm, sunny days at Bradford beach, to even those long treacherous walks across campus through the many strong wind tunnels, I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Magnuson.
A year-round student majoring in Educational Studies with a focus on Youths and a double-minor in psych and communications, Maddie’s taken classes non-stop for the past two years. As you can imagine, she’s looking forward to summer and finally being school-free. However, that doesn’t mean she won’t miss things about UWM, during her last few weeks at the school she plans to explore places on campus she’s never been before and spend time with the people who’ve helped her forget about the college stress over the years. Maddie’s love for educational studies was influenced by her goal to make a difference in U.S. schools. Her dream job would be working for the U.S. Department of Education for a chance to take part in the decision-making process on what should be taught in schools.
Outside of UWM, Maddie can be found at the Lakefront Colectivo Coffee shop crafting delicious drinks and treats. Her favorite spot in Milwaukee, Atwater Beach, is a bit of a hidden gem where she can relax and enjoy the Lake Michigan scenery. Someday Maddie hopes to explore the world traveling to faraway places such as Greece or South America. Until then, she looks forward to a new chapter of her life and her future here in Milwaukee.