Maddie Beard (she/her) is a freshman from Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She fell in love with Durham after attending boarding school at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. At NCSSM, Maddie completed an independent research project on socioeconomic class narratives in media and was mentored during a UNC-CH research project on sarcopenia’s effects on endometrial radiation outcomes, cementing her interests in the humanities and medicine. She is currently undecided on her major, but is joining the pre-med track. She learned of Kenan through her Ethics What Now? seminar and joined the team in September 2022. In her free time, Maddie enjoys road biking, running, writing poetry, lifting weights, and looking at dog bios on Petfinder.