With a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MA in Theater/Live Event Production from San Diego State University, Makaya has a professional interest in problem solving and logistics. This interest has led her to produce a number of events including corporate conferences, networking and social events, and a city-wide DJ Battle at the House of Blues in San Diego. Makaya hopes to continue growing her career in special event management.
During her free time, Makaya enjoys dancing and traveling. She has studied modern dance, west-african dance, hip-hop dance and acrobatics. So far, her travels include Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Senegal, St. Croix, St. Maarten, Trinidad and 22 states. A New York native, Makaya has lived in Washington DC for a total of 9 years and enjoys living in a city with so much to explore and learn.