Madison grew up in Portland, Oregon, and was in and out of the foster care system from ages one to eleven. During her time in care, she lived in numerous kinship care and foster care placements. Inspired by her experiences in care, Madison began advocating for youth voices with Oregon Foster Youth Connection at age fifteen.
Madison assisted in drafting Salem legislation supporting foster youth, which eventually led to her appointment to the Portland State University Youth Advisory Board. While on the board, she created trainings, facilitated meetings, and researched how to implement ideas from youth. Afterward, Madison continued working with Portland State University as an Assistant Researcher, helping to craft a coding system to read and analyze youth interviews.
Madison is currently pursuing a B.A. at Georgetown University, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Justice and Peace Studies. On campus, Madison is an active advocate, especially around issues of equity; she is currently working on a research paper investigating the relationship between public art and gentrification. She is also a scholar in the Georgetown Scholars Program, a program created for first-generation, low-income students, the Art Director for Bossier Magazine, a feminist-centered magazine on campus, and the Outreach Director of GU Skate, a Georgetown skate club committed to making skating accessible to everyone.