Makayla lived for three years in Raleigh, NC, and then her family moved to Pittsboro. Ever since then she has enjoyed living and growing up in the small town of Pittsboro where she attended Central Carolina Community College and graduated with an Associates in Arts degree in 2016. She is now pursuing a Social Work degree at NC State University. Makayla has always loved animals and has had a passion for caring for them her whole life. She currently has two golden retrievers named Koda and Lilly, along with two cats, Mia and Noelle. Makayla and her family have always enjoyed adopting rescue animals and giving them a safe and happy home. Her favorite activities are spending time with family, meeting new people and animals at Dogwood, and doing contemporary and modern dance.