Makena is a Kenyan-American self-taught filmmaker, photographer and writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in New Media, concentrating in film studies, Makena aims to bring forth cultural awareness through captivating visuals and storytelling. Passionate about traveling and documenting the lives of others from around the globe, she curates her experiences through various styles and mediums to shine a light on a multitude of background identities.

Makena has also worked on production assisting and coordinating on events for brands such as Spotify, Adidas Women NYC and MUJI. She continues to expand on new ways to excel in her creative expression and content.




It’s Nice That

Sukeban Magazine

Huck Magazine