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Makaya Kekoa Resner ’19

Admissions Officer, and First-Year Support Coordinator
Region: Minnesota-Northern, Hawaii, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Wisconsin, U.S. Territories

Weyerhaeuser Hall

She, Her, Hers

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Why I chose Admissions
Reflecting on my experiences as a Macalester student, I remember many interactions with staff that changed how I saw myself as a student and as a person. Now that I’m an admissions counselor, I will be one of the first faces that prospective students meet and I hope they will feel comfortable approaching me on campus in the future.

Community Involvement
For the last year years in my role, I worked on programs aimed at supporting BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and First-Gen students in their college search and making the admissions process more accessible. Previously, during my years as a Mac student, I participated in many of the programs that centered around educational access, diversity and inclusion; and the experiences of indigenous students, students of color, and first-generation students. I participated in Pluralism & Unity, the Emerging Scholars Program, and worked for the Department of Multicultural Life. I was an active member in the student organization Proud Indigenous Peoples for Education (PIPE) and completed two-years as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, which focused on intellectual growth and professional development.

Favorite thing about Mac
My absolute favorite time of the year at Mac is during the fall when all the leaves change colors and I can finally wear sweaters every day. I love all that fall offers: baking, Halloween costumes, pumpkin patches, and the notorious Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Love about the Twin Cities
I love how every neighborhood of the Twin Cities has its own personality with different peoples, food, and cultures. There are always new places to visit!