Maddy is from Glasgow, Scotland. She is a staff writer at National Review, a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, and a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Maddy contributes to The Spectator and has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Standpoint Magazine, Law & Liberty, UnHerd, The Scotsman, The Catholic Herald, Verily, and Heterodox Academy. She has appeared on the BBC, STV, ITV, Fox News, Louder with Crowder, and the Ben Shapiro Show. She has a first-class bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St Andrews, a postgraduate diploma in Education from the University of Glasgow, and a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University. She writes and performs music.