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Makaya Kekoa Resner

Makaya Kekoa Resner


Assistant Director of Admission

California (East Bay, Santa Clara (excl San Jose), N. Central Valley)
New Mexico
Washington (South Seattle, South Sound)
US Territories (Guam, Micronesia, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, APO/FPO)
DACA and Undocumented Applicants
Transfer Applicants

Education: B.A. Macalester College, International Studies, Minor in Political Science, & Concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism

Hometown: Missoula, MT

What I love about Whitman: I love that Whitman College has a reciprocal relationship with the town of Walla Walla and that everyone is super friendly. I also really enjoy walking around campus looking at all the public art and watching the ducks.

Why I enjoy working in Admission: As a first-generation to college, low-income, and BIPOC student, I remember how challenging it was to navigate the college process alone. It means so much to me that I can now guide students through this process, and prepare them to walk onto campus with a strong sense of belonging.

Favorite activities in Walla Walla: I enjoy walking my dog around downtown Walla Walla because of many of the restaurants are dog-friendly and the food is amazing! I also love that there are endless ways to get out into nature around Walla Walla like camping, hiking, swimming, etc.

My favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is behind the Admission Office where the stream runs through campus.

Fun fact(s) about me: I studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland and traveled to 12 countries. I love finding new adventures with my dog Phoebe and she goes everywhere with me. I'm a big fan of the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

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