Makenna is a ScM student in the Johns Hopkins/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program. She is primarily interested in neurogenetics, specifically neurodegenerative diseases in adults. Makenna is originally from Chicago and earned her A.B. degree from Princeton University in 2017 in French Language and Literature. Makenna is most interested in the ethical and psychosocial components of genetic counseling, which drew her to the program at Johns Hopkins, and she is specifically interested in how genetic counselors and patients grapple with uncertainty. She loves reading, exploring photojournalism, and learning about language in all aspects, with a specific interest in how it impacts refugee migration and settlement.