Makena moved to Oregon in the Summer of 2019. She is from Laguna Beach and after spending the last five years in San Francisco she wanted a more outdoors lifestyle. Corvallis was the perfect place because she was looking into graduate school at OSU. Makena has a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Natural Resource Management and Conservation. She currently lives with her boyfriend of nine years and their Cocker Spaniel named Benjen. In her free time she enjoys making her own lip balms and lotions and she started gardening.