Hi, I'm Makena, and I am a senior in Lloyd studying Bioengineering. In my time at Caltech, I have been involved with the Ballroom Dance Club, dean's tutoring, and research where I have worked with both the Rothenberg lab and the Murray lab. When I am not in the lab or in class, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and baking. I can also be found running on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. At the end of this year, I plan to apply to M.D./Ph.D. programs with hopes of becoming a physician scientist. In the time between starting grad school and graduating, I plan to take a gap year to get involved in more research.