Maddie first became involved with the AYCC when she was 15. She has always been driven by a strong sense of injustice and urgency around the issue of climate change and its effects on the environment and vulnerable people. She became heavily involved with her school group and AYCC action groups around the state over the next few years with the belief that the only way to save the climate is for communities to stand up in unity for their own futures. She stepped into the role of state coordinator at the start of 2015. When she’s not organising for climate justice, she is also a Law/ Arts student and enjoys going to the beach, drinking tea and daydreaming while on public transport.