Madeira Student Tour Guides

2015 STARS Group

Our tour guides have many interesting facts and figures to share. They present a bright and interesting face to prospective Madeira students and their families. We call them STARs (Student Admission Representative). There is no one better than a current student to give visitors a sense of what Madeira life will be like.

Meet a Few Madeira Tour Guides 

Monet Umana


Tatum: Class of 2020

  • Hometown: Mclean, VA
  • Stats: Member of the JV soccer, lacrosse, and basketball teams
  • Favorite Madeira tradition: I like Swing Sisters, because no matter where you are coming from as a new student, your swing (students welcoming in new girls) is a friendly face, so you know at least one person coming in.
  • Why she loves being a tour guide: The campus is so beautiful and I really enjoy getting to walk around and show it off to our visitors. I also like to meet possible incoming students at Madeira.


Monet Umana


Prabha: Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Herndon, VA 
  • Stats: theater and softball
  • Favorite Madeira tradition: Founder's day is probably Madeira's best kept secret and it's is one of the best traditions on campus. It's a day typically in the spring just for good food and fun with your friends. 
  • Favorite spot on campus: Behind the C/A overlooking the Potomac!


Mollie Thomas 5x7


Lily: Class of 2020

  • Hometown: Falls Church, VA
  • Stats: Member of the swim, lacrosse, and field hockey teams
  • Favorite dining hall food: The chicken nuggets and the fried chicken
  • Fun Fact: I lived in Germany for four years. 
  • Favorite spot on campus: My dorm because it's a place to relax and hang out by myself or with friends and it's nice and comfortable.