Makena is ecstatic to be joining CDS after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies from Kenyon College. While at Kenyon, Makena swam on the varsity swim team and was recognized as a 6-time NCAA All-American. She also served as the women’s swim team representative on Kenyon’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Outside of her athletic and academic pursuits, she served on the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board, worked in the Admissions Office as a Senior Admissions Fellow and tour guide, and taught swim lessons to children from the local community. Makena is thankful for her time at Kenyon because she was able to be involved in so many different things on campus. Makena developed her love for working with children through her time working as a swim coach. In the summer, Makena and Shannon are also co-workers, as they both are coaches for Boar’s Head swim team. In her free time, Makena enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and trying new gluten-free recipes!