Madeline holds a degree from Tufts University, where she focused her honors thesis work on ÔÇ£human bias systemsÔÇØ, influenced in large part by Dawkins, Pinker, and Dennett.┬á As an undergrad, she began service in community-based organizing for the economically disadvantaged as a Coordinator for the Campus Compact┬áAmeriCorps*VISTA┬á(Volunteers In Service To America) program. ┬áRecently, compelled by the secular movement, she contributed heavily to the design and development of the SPI.