Makenna Murray is a senior at Wellesley College with a major in History and a concentration in Architectural History, where developed an interest in the built environment and the role of historic structures in in the modern landscape. She has worked with a variety of preservation organizations in her home state of California., ranging from local Historical Societies to CyArk, the internationally-reaching nonprofit. She hopes to bring history up-to-date so to speak with a degree in historic preservation. A life-long wanderer, Makenna will be completing a south-bound through hike of the Appalachian Trail following graduating in June before applying to graduate school in January.

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