Madeleine obtained her BSc (Environmental Sciences) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), majoring in Geology and Geography. During her seven years working as an EAP, she completed several environmental assessments (Basic assessments, Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessments, Water Use Licence Applications and Motivation reports dealing with exemptions), selected ecological assessments, wetland assessments, environmental auditing, compliance monitoring for a number of projects. She has proven her capabilities as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician through involvement in numerous large and small-scale GIS disciplined projects in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State, Northern Cape, Gauteng, as well as Nationwide. She has been involved in projects across various sectors, including but not limited to services infrastructure (roads, sewer, electricity and water), localised infrastructure (filling stations), energy projects (renewable and non-renewable) and housing developments. She is based in Cape Town.