While Madison Kane ’05 cherished her years at CDS, she set out to pursue her dreams upon graduation starting with obtaining a BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography (with Hons. Distinction) from Dalhousie University, a goal she set her sights on when she was six years old. Fairly certain that her degree wasn’t going to land her a job in Ontario, she moved to Florida where she became qualified as a PADI instructor (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and worked as a PADI dive master for six months.
Hungry for knowledge, Madison pursued a second BSc at the University of Santa Barbara, California in Environmental Science that included a study abroad program in Australia. It was the perfect fit, since she was anxious to travel again and had the core courses required from her Dalhousie degree, so completion would only take two years. Almost a year of that was spent working in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, about 400km north of Sydney, on a mangrove reforestation environmental science project.