Makayla Babson (she/her)

is a Ferris State University (FSU) Student Navigator at Rise. In 2019, she started her education at Ferris State University studying social work and minoring in Spanish. At Ferris, she is the president of the Spanish club and in 2020, she interned at the Grand Rapids Pride Center to provide an inclusive space for LGBTQ+ youth. She will graduate with her bachelor’s in social work in December 2023 and she plans to go on to her master’s. Makayla is passionate about social justice and wants to work in prison reform to advocate for rehabilitation and to end systematic inequality. Makayla is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion for those from all backgrounds.