Madison Brode, of Memphis, TN, studies Biological Sciences with a minor in Environment and Sustainability at Mississippi State University. In alignment with her fascination of birds, she has produced a first author publication on parental investment in wild prothonotary warblers. She is currently conducting an honors thesis research project assessing the social learning of zebra finches, as well as researching the behavioral ecology of cavity-nesting songbirds in the lab where she works. A fun fact about Madison is that she was a competitive baton twirler for 10 years and competed in France as a member of Team USA in 2019. As a Marshall Scholar, she plans to study for an MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management at the University of Oxford, and subsequently pursue a career in ecology and conservation with a focus on birds.