Madison Cuthbert

Madison Cuthbert

Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavyssos, Attica
University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Mytilini
Microplastics Water Pollution

Madison is a recent graduate of Salisbury University, where she earned two B.A. degrees in Environmental Studies and International Relations.  While at Salisbury, Madison served as the Director of Sustainability for the Student Government Association and Treasurer of Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society, was active in and around her campus community through various environmental and service organizations, and conducted research on various community environmental issues throughout her undergraduate career.  

As a Fulbright scholar, Madison will study the interconnectedness of science and policy in the role of minimizing microplastics distribution and accumulation in Greek surface waters.  With the support of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and the University of the Aegean, Madison will observe current studies being conducted, combine scientific knowledge with what science tells us about the policy interventions that are necessary for confronting the microplastics crisis, then utilize the information to compile the scientific methodologies and practices from the lab with the studies she analyzed to produce a realistic science-policy interface.

The goal of Madison's research is to create a report that can be utilized in real-world applications of microplastics science, policy, and management and fill a part of the many gaps within the development of microplastics research. In her spare time, Madison enjoys playing basketball, fishing, exercising, and exploring new places. She is looking forward to working with children in Greece through basketball clinics and finding the hidden gems along Greece's coasts. She is also very excited to learn the Greek language and trying all of the delicious Greek delicacies.