Makenna L.

Makenna photoMakenna is a senior from Connecticut, and has spent the last four years of her high school career involved in STEM.  Having been the only girl in her freshman computer science class, she quickly became active in the representation front of computer science. As a woman of color, Makenna finds representation of the utmost importance in all technology and computing fields. Some of Makenna’s accomplishments include mentoring girls interested in computer science, creating a safety awareness app endorsed by the Hartford Police Department, being a Technovation Challenge semi-finalist and a 3x runner-up of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award, and interning with Mobile Apps for Hartford at Trinity College. She is currently working on a Girls Who Code branch at her school. Though her career interests include working with underprivileged communities through cross-cultural competency and public policy, her passion for social justice will always be deeply rooted in her role in the computer science community. Outside of computer science Makenna enjoys writing, reading, and yoga. She is also the President of the National Honor Society branch at her school, a member of Model United Nations and Mock Trial, and a three season varsity athlete.