Makenna joined the Communities In Schools team in 2018 at Sequoyah Middle School. Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, she has lived in Tacoma, Washington since 2017. Prior to joining CIS, she was a student at Virginia Tech. Makenna has degrees in International Studies and German. In her free time, Makenna loves to create art with a special affinity for watercolor painting, she additionally loves working on her bullet journal. What she loves most about Communities in Schools is finding creative ways to engage kids. She also enjoys being an advocate for students when they don’t exactly know how to articulate their feelings. Makenna wants her students to know she’s always in their corner cheering them on!