Winter 2015

Gimme an R! Gimme a D!

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Photo: David Silverman Photography

Three cheers for Madelyn Wilson, an aspiring R.D. in the Master of Science/Dietetic Internship Program at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, who was chosen to be a cheerleader for the 2014–15 New England Patriots. She was one of 320 women who vied for a spot, but the former captain of Texas Christian University’s cheer squad was ready for the grueling audition.

“I go hard or go home,” said Wilson, whose cheer career began in eighth grade. “I don’t like doing anything halfway.”

As for how she balances cheer practice, games and appearances with classwork and rotations at Tufts Medical Center, she says it’s just a matter of being organized. “I have a planner that I would die without,” she says.

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