Madison Toonder

Madison Toonder

Madison Toonder

Writer

Madison is a 10th grader at Stanford University Online High School in Florida. She aspires to be an exotic/marine animal veterinarian with a focus on conservation of endangered species. In the pursuit of this career, she conducts scientific research on the oyster, sea turtle, alligator and pangolin with scientists from across the world and competes in science fairs up to the national levelTwo years ago, she was named second in the nation in STEM mathematics by Broadcom Foundation for her environmental oyster data. She also serves on SeaWorld’s youth advisory council. In her free time, she regularly volunteers at a veterinary hospital, assisting in patient diagnosis/care and surgery. In addition, Madison interns at the Brevard Zoo as a conservation representative; she routinely handles exotic animals such as ball pythonsShe is constantly expanding the reach of her conservation message by speaking at numerous environmental events and writing conservation blogs. She has served as a panelist at Brevard Zoo’s Youth Environmental Summit and Florida Virtual School’s “Virtual Voice. Most recently, she was selected as keynote speaker for GTM NERR’s “Friends of the Reserve” event.