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Makenna Messina

Bachelor of Arts: Justice, Community, and Leadership: 4+1 & Communication


Digital Studies


Magna Cum Laude


Redmond, Washington

My Greatest Supporters

Throughout the past four years, my biggest support system has always been my family. My Mom and Dad encouraged me to work hard and pursue my passion of on-campus leadership. My two sisters, Marisa and Madison constantly showed me their never-ending support and love throughout my collegiate journey. Thank you to my family for pushing me to be the best version of myself!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

One of my favorite memories at Saint Mary’s is subsequently an experience I’m most proud of. During the Spring of my first year at SMC, I was the only female, first-year student hired as a Resident Advisor. Throughout all the highs and lows of being an RA for the past three years, I found value in my leadership style and was able to work with the most wonderful residents, duty teams and RDs!

My Next Chapter

As I take on this next chapter of my life, I am excited to see the values and experiences that I have obtained throughout my collegiate journey transpire into my future aspirations. I am currently enrolled in a 4+1 leadership program here at Saint Mary’s where I will graduate with a MA in Leadership & Organizational Development in May 2022!!

Clubs and Activities

Residential Experience, Resident Advisor
Residence Hall Association, Chair
Bias Incident Report Team, RA Student Representative
Gael Sisterhood, Membership Chair
Associated Students, Senior Week Committee Member
KSOE Strategic Planning Committee, Student Representative

Favorite Quote

“Keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things… your curiosity will lead you down the path of success”.
— Walt Disney