Maddison Van Der Mark

RSSI: Maddison Van Der Mark, A Knockout Way to Help Others

Maddison Van Der Mark developed a strong sense of pride serving her community and country domestically and abroad as a sergeant in the United States Army. The challenges of adapting to civilian life, however, resulted in feelings of frustration and anger that boxing helped to reconcile. Through the Rutgers Summer Service Internship Initiative, she was able to reconnect with her community by teaching at-risk youth the sport at New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream in Long Branch, N.J.