Kirsten Makela

Kirsten Makela 2018 Class Rep

Class Giving/YAPC Committee

Major: Communication

Hometown: Saint Peter, MN

Why CSB: I chose St. Ben's because I fell in love with the type of strong, successful women that graduated from the school. As an 18 year old with no idea what I wanted to pursue as a career, I knew that St. Ben's would help to shape me into a confident and driven young professional, regardless of what I chose to study.

Why I'm a class representative: During my time at St. Ben's, I have had the pleasure of working in the Annual Giving Department of Institutional Advancement. Through my work, I have developed a strong passion for the school, as well as gained significant insight into the inner-workings of the college. Being a class representative allows me to use my passion and knowledge of CSB to benefit others!

Why I give back to Saint Ben’s: As a member of the CSB Phonathon Team, I witness the generosity of the St. Ben's community on a daily basis. Without the generosity of those who have come before me, my college experience would not have been possible. I give to pass it on, and ensure that my experience will be available to as many future Bennies as possible.