Maddy holds a BA in History (2017) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a MA in Archaeology (2019) from University College Dublin. Her MA research focused on the benefits and limitations of archaeological field schools. She is originally from Seattle, and first became involved with the Irish Archaeology Field School as a student in January 2017. Since then she has returned to the IAFS as an intern and teaching assistant, joining as staff in January 2019. While she has worked as our onsite post-excavation coordinator, and is regularly involved with all aspects of the excavation, she is currently managing our social media and website as our Marketing & Communications Coordinator.