Makayla Long (she/her/hers) is the donor services assistant at Sojourners. She grew up in Federal Way, Wash., close to the ocean, Western hemlocks, and views of Mount Rainier.
Makayla is a graduate from Whitworth University, where she studied political science, international relations, and development studies. During her academic career, Makayla spent over five months studying in Hong Kong, improving her Mandarin Chinese language skills and her knowledge of history and politics in Southeast Asia. She has also spent time in Northern Ireland to study nonviolent movements, peace, and reconciliation efforts in the area as part of an intensive month-long program.
Makayla has experience in case management, project coordination, and data entry through her roles as an intern for World Relief and World Vision. During her time at World Relief, she realized her commitment to how deep relationship building can lead to personal and emotional healing both for the individual and for the community at large. Through listening and trust we can then come alongside refugees and immigrants to cultivate secure livelihoods. While at Sojourners, Makayla hopes to deepen her understanding of building the beloved community and vocational calling.
In her free time, Makayla can be found hiking, skiing in the mountains, browsing antique stores, or out finding the perfect cup of coffee in Colombia Heights.