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About the Founder

Born and raised in Chicago, Madeline Cragin grew up watching her two older sisters and her mother try every diet in the book. When normal kids were eating Pop-Tarts and Lucky Charms, the only snack in her pantry was marked with Weight Watcher’s points.


Madeline was a three-season athlete in high school, and feared the day when sports no longer allowed her to eat whatever she wanted. Halfway through her freshman year in college, reality crept in as she lost touch with her healthy side. All-you-can-eat buffets and long lines for the treadmill at the gym made her realize that the “freshman 15” is not just a myth.


After she spent a summer interning at Healthy in Chicago, she realized that all the resources for college students struggling to stay healthy while still enjoying college presented the same, tired facts by universities or health officials. She decided to create Healthy in College as a new approach to talking about college health: for college students, by college students.


Madeline is currently a junior at Elon University in North Carolina studying strategic communications with a minor in French. She is the team captain of Elon women’s club lacrosse team and completed her first half marathon in August 2011.


She has a wide range of experience in writing through internships in the fields of journalism, marketing and sales. In the fall of 2011, she spent the semester in France, where she had the opportunity to observe the health trends of a different culture.


Aside from writing, running, and keeping up with schoolwork, Madeline is a member of Phi Mu sorority at Elon and loves to cook.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim Rollince permalink
    July 12, 2012 8:54 pm

    hi, i have a quick question concerning your blog. please email me. thanks!

  2. May 23, 2013 1:38 pm

    Hi, I was also looking for your contact information. I’d like to interview you!

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