Makenna graduated with a B.A. degree in psychology and is currently a graduate student working towards her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Loma Linda University. Her research interests include looking at the bidirectional relationship between chronic illness and modifiable behaviors in children, and the outcome these have on their quality of life. She plans to become a pediatric psychologist who works within an interdisciplinary team to help address and improve the physical, mental, and behavioral health of children who suffer from chronic diagnoses. She is passionate about working with children and is excited to make a career out of it!