Makayla Mitchell graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Stetson University's class of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, a minor in Sustainable Food Systems, and a concentration in Environmental Economics and Policy. She was named one of the 2019 Outstanding Seniors for the Environmental Science and Studies Department, and in 2016 she won the R. Neil Scott Research Prize for her paper: Fracking: An Ingenious Solution or a Dirty Fuel in a Green Façade? After graduation, Makayla returned to Stetson to work as an Admissions Recruiter.
"I fell in love with Stetson University from the moment I walked on campus. This feeling only continued to grow as I came back for my shadow day. Everyone here is so warm and accepting that it automatically feels like home. One of my favorite aspects about this University is the close relationships that an intimate campus setting like this fosters. I was able to build long-lasting and meaningful relationships with both faculty and peers. I am so excited to be back and work for such a prestigious University that highly values both academic rigor and personal growth. Stetson helped transform me into the person I am today and will always hold a special place in my heart. This is why I am so excited to help new Hatters begin their journey and join our Stetson family! I am always eager to share my own experiences as an alumna, and I am so thrilled to be able to support students during this exciting and transitional time in their lives!"