Makena Schultz shares how her passions for agriculture and food systems led to a career in civic engagement and youth leadership.
Makena Schultz is a Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) educator who specializes in positive youth development programs around the topics of leadership and civic engagement. Makena is based on campus at Michigan State University, where she coordinates statewide youth events in addition to traveling around the state to facilitate local programming.
Makena is a Spartan through and through, earning both her Bachelors of Science in Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (2011) and her Masters of Science in Community Outreach and Non-formal Education (2013) from MSU’s Department of Community Sustainability (formerly known as Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies).
This fall, Makena will be starting her next Spartan adventure, while continuing her work at MSUE, as a PhD student in the College of Education.