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Who am I?
I'm Madison Lucey, a software development engineer at Amazon
Hello. I am a 19 year old college senior with a passion for computer science. I like to think outside of the box and come up with innovative solutions to complex problems. My current employment is at the Amazon Corporate Headquarters as a Software Development Engineer (SDE1) in Seattle Washington. I am an accomplished software engineer and inventor, as well as a professional public speaker. I have exceptional communication skills and bring a high level of energy to everything that I do
Educational Opportunities That Enhance Employability
AWS Cloud Computing
Received proprietary on the job training in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
CPR and AED Trained
My personality profile demonstrates that I am hardworking, a team player, and easy to get along with!!
Explore some of my recent accomplishments
- TEDx Public Speaking
- National Honor Society
- Harrisburg Area Community College
Demonstrating Automated Plant Seeder Invention to the PA House Education CommitteeMore Info
TEDx Public Speaking
I am an official TEDx Speaker. On June 30th 2019, I gave a talk on "How to Truly Solve a Problem" at TEDxYouth@Lancaster2019. The Executive Director Bob Vasile then invited to return to TEDx and serve as the Team Leader for the curration committe of TEDxLancaster.
"Madison, you are a truly remarkable young woman. Thank you for sharing your outstanding idea. I am sure that people are now questioning their definition of solving a problem. You certainly helped make our event a success! Thank you for all of the hard work you put into your talk." - Executive Director of TEDxLancaster Bob Vasile 7/1/2019
National Winner of the esteemed 25k National Honor Society Scholarship
“Madison is self-starter, incredibly intelligent, and a great advocate for the voiceless, and we are proud to celebrate her as the National Winner of the 2020 NHS Scholarship,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “As a servant leader for Commonwealth Charter Academy, her family, and her community, Madison truly embodies all of the attributes we look for when awarding the NHS Scholarship. We are truly inspired by her efforts and are excited to learn more about her future accomplishments." Bartoletti added, "The NHS Scholarship program was developed to recognize, empower, and assist students like Madison so they can continue to achieve their goals through higher education.” - NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti 3/27/2020
National Association of Secondary School Principles (NASSP)
April 3rd, 2020
Dual Enrollment Education
Dual enrollment students are a vital part of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) enrollment. The value of DEHS programs is articulated well by student Madison Lucey:
“Dual enrollment at HACC has been an incredible benefit to me because it serves as a bridge between high school and college. It gives me the opportunity to get a head start with college. Through dual enrollment, I have already taken 22 college credits and I will accumulate more before my high school graduation. My grades have become part of my official transcript of which I am proud.
I have found the other students to be friendly and have worked on several team projects. I am grateful for this opportunity and highly recommend it to anyone who is giving it consideration because I feel confident that their experience would be as positive as mine... Attending HACC has been the smartest decision that I have made regarding my future career and education.”
Harrisburg Area Community College
December 9th 2020
Senator Katie Muth
Authored State Technology Legislation
I did extensive legal research and wrote a technology safety bill, PA Senate Bill 791, which is on its way to becoming Pennsylvania state law. My bill is currently in the Professional Licensure Committee with bipartisan support.
I lobbied state and federal legislators including U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, PA Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, Senator Maria Collet, Senator Mike Folmer, Senator Mario Scavello, the PA House Education Committee, and more. To further expand my efforts, I developed a legal website that I used as a grassroots initiative to collect petitions and bring the bill into the state legislature.
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Senator Katie Muth, Madison Lucey
Amazon Future Engineer 40k Scholarship & Paid Software Engineering Internship
As part of my Amazon award, I will be starting a paid software engineering internship in summer 2021. This internship will be for three months at Amazon’s headquarters. During the internship, I will work with a professional software engineering team and with fellow interns to build products that have a real impact on Amazon customers.
The project is apt to change but will most likely be developing software or an app for the purpose of “Right Now Needs.” I expect my work will be primarily geared toward disaster relief – pandemic and climate change – fighting childhood hunger and family homelessness. In addition to my work, my fellow cohort and I will participate in various activities that bond us and expose us to Amazon’s technology and senior leaders.
PA Representative Mark Gillen, PA House Education Committee Chair Rep Curt Sonney, Madison Lucey
Demonstrating my Career Research Project to the Entire PA House Education Committee
Demonstrating Technology to the PA House Education Committee
I spoke with the entire PA House Education Committee about how highschool students can use computer science to expand their employability and be more productive citizens contributing to the workforce. For this presentation, I demonstrated my engineering internship team's automated plant seeder which was my career research project. This invention left the House Education Committee in awe.
How Madison Lucey Channels Her Genius
The Milford teenager has won tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and an engineering scholarship, wrote and championed legislation to allow Pennsylvania residents to opt out of smart meters, invented a life-saving device to protect infants, and is a slime entrepreneur. What she’s done with the time she saved by attending school virtually is truly astonishing.
Madison Lucey of Milford is only 18 years old, but she’s already a sophomore at Central Penn College. She’s working on her bachelor of science degree in information technology and is expected to graduate when she’s 19.
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