MaKayla Hardesty

MaKayla chose Emory & Henry because as soon as she set foot on campus, she felt at peace and at home. The College truly has become her home and she says, “There is so much character on this campus, so much that I knew I would fit in very well.” She felt certain that Emory & Henry would give her a high quality education; one to serve her well in a career in law and public policy. Wanting to make the most of her time in college, MaKayla is very involved as a Bonner Scholar, a member of the Pre-Law Society, and a member of the Delta Rho Delta sorority. She holds two on-campus jobs, is a member of “A Read of Our Own,” a book club on campus, and the College Democrats. This year, MaKayla is serving with Senator Tim Kaine’s Abingdon office as well as participating in an ongoing project to transcribe records of the Freedmen’s Bureau Census of 1866. She believes Emory & Henry has helped her create lasting relationships and to grow as a professional and as a person, preparing her for the challenges of the real world.

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Politics & Law/Sociology


Berryville, VA
  • MaKayla Hardesty