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MAKENA HANSON EDUCATION Bachelor of Landscape Architecture The Pennsylvania State University | University Park, PA Expected Graduation | Spring 2021

The Hill School | Pottstown PA EDUCATION ABROAD Barcelona Architecture Center | Barcelona, Spain


Makena Hanson

STUDENT LEADERSHIP College of Arts and Architecture Ambassador

Active Member | Fall 2019-present Campus Event Planner | Fall 2019-present Social Media Committee | Fall 2019-present -Selected by faculty and staff to represent department -Represented the College at events and assisted with recruitment and tours

Landscape Architecture Student Leader

Shadow Day with Professional Mentor | December 2018

Active Member | Spring 2018-present -Selected by faculty and staff to represent department -Represented the College at events and assisted with recruitment and tours -Attended University and College functions on behalf of the department

GUND Partnership | Cambridge, MA

Career Day Student Ambassador

May 10, 2020-June 21, 2020

WORK EXPERIENCE DAVID RUBIN Land Collective | Philadelphia, PA

Externship | July 2016

Volunteer | 2019, 2020

Buttonwood Grill; Fancy Fig Cafe | Bucks County, PA

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

Waitress | May 2016-January 2020

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE President’s Fund Grant Recipient for Research in Undergraduate Education | The Pennsylvania State University

Recipient | Fall 2019 -Grant to fund an undergraduate landscape architecture student to develop an interactive program for elementary through high school students to better understand the geological and geographical information embedded within the Spring Creek Watershed in Centre County, Pennsylvania

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP Landscape Architecture Student Society

Active Member | Spring 2018-present Standards Board | Fall 2018-present Recruitment Committee | Fall 2018-present THON Committee | Fall 2018-present

AWARDS AND HONORS Award in Design Excellence | The Pennsylvania State University

2nd Year Recipient | 2018-2019 -Established by Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture to recognize first-, second-, third- and fourth-year design students who consistently exhibit excellence in the two semesters of the design studios within a given year

Dean’s List | The Pennsylvania State University Recipient | Fall 2018

Member | Fall 2017-present

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

MAFDA Scholarship | MAFDA Recipient | 2017

Member | Spring 2018-present


Member | Spring 2019-present

Project PAWS

Member | Fall 2017-present

REFERENCES Alec Spangler | Travis Flohr |

Horizon Fund Grant | The Hill School Recipient | 2016 -Grant given to a student who demonstrates a passion for a specific career field in order to create their own educational experience to further extend their area of passion

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