Makayla is a Tester and Lead Network Admin with BAE System’s Cybersecurity Products Group. She is also the Co-VP of Communications for BAE’s LGBTQA Employee Resource Group, called OutLink. Makayla first heard of oSTEM through OutLink and was encouraged to attend the 2015 conference. That weekend was her first time venturing out and introducing herself to the world. She loved the conference and everyone involved so much that it enabled her to continue to be and show the world her true self every day since and she hasn’t looked back. She’s been hooked on oSTEM since then and is striving to help oSTEM have as much of an impact on others as it’s had on her. When she has spare time, Makayla enjoys playing video games, as well as, keeping up and playing with new technologies.