- Scott Scholar
- UNO, Information Science & Technology
Makayla is from Omaha, NE, and is studying computer science and cybersecurity. Her non-profit experience includes partnering with Smart Gen Society. As part of a community action project, her team created a journal app for parents and children to foster communication and trust. Previously, her team had also partnered with the Omaha Street School, a local non-profit dedicated to providing educational opportunities to troubled youth. She established a relationship with the faculty and the students to assess and address their needs. The group developed a project idea that will increase donations to the organization, which they plan on making a reality over the next few years. Her leadership experience includes serving as an ROTC Flight Cadet in the 470th Cadet Wing. Her summer internship plans include continuing to intern at GRC in the Kiewit Technology Group, where she is responsible for investigating phishing emails and security alerts, as well as supporting the Governance, Risk, and Compliance team. She has also developed a contract review process for her team and updated company technology standards. Her career interests include cyberterrorism and digital forensics.