Makena joined the Western Oregon FCA team fall of 2016. An Oregon native, she attended Texas Christian University and earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education while competing for the Horned Frogs in Track and Field. She served on staff with TCU FCA for a year and a half while finishing track and school, focusing on the development of their women's ministry. Makena is passionate about discipleship and leadership development among coaches and athletes. In her spare time, she loves music, experiencing different cultures, and spending time with her family.