Student Researcher and Anadarko Student Fellowship recipient
Makenzie is a life-long Vernal resident. She is studying biology and nursing and hopes to attend graduate school to study biochemistry. She was a research intern in 2016 studying genetic techniques including PCR, gel electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, primer design, and bacterial transformation. She has volunteered with 6th-8th grade science fairs and teaches private and 4-H students horsemanship and equine science. Her ultimate goal is to complete the education necessary to teach at a collegiate level and continue research in Biology, Chemistry, and Human Health.