Madison Vega

S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Environment and Society

Madison grew up in Grantville, Utah, right next to the Stansbury mountains where her family would go camping and fishing frequently, giving her a love and appreciation for wilderness from a young age. After graduating from high school with honors, she decided Utah State was the best fit for her. She obtained her associates degree at the Utah State Tooele campus, and is finishing her bachelors in recreation resource management at the Logan campus. Madison is interested in visitor use behaviors and protecting natural resources within recreational areas. As someone who loves recreating outdoors, she wants to ensure that everyone, including future generations, has the opportunity to do so as well. She is extremely ambitious and strives to get the most out of every experience, including her time at Utah State, which is what led her to participate in undergraduate research with the Quinney College of Natural Resources. This opportunity has led her to be part of a peer reviewed paper, and has opened the door for many more opportunities, including continuing her education through graduate school.