Makena Kirkham

Reimagine Middle Branch Fellow

Makena Kirkham

Makena Kirkham is a Planner and Outreach Specialist at Assedo Consulting.  Ms. Kirkham has previous academic experience in the US, UK, and Sweden working on a variety of urban planning and design projects including, sustainable urban master plans, short/long range urban design plans and projects, vision and city branding, wayfinding and placemaking.

Fun Facts: I am originally from the West coast. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my Corgi. We cycle, hike, or just go for long walks.  I also enjoy yoga, meditation and reading a good book.


Bachelor of Fine Art, Interior Architecture and Design, Academy of Art University 2018.

LEED Green Associate certification, USGBC 2019.

Master of Science, Sustainable Urbanism (Distinction), University College London 2020.

Favorite Quote: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” –Confucius

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