Makayla Meachem is the Program Coordinator for Next Generation, a program of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. She helps to coordinate Next Generation’s “Building Trust through Civil Discourse” workshops as well as facilitator trainings by serving as the contact person for legislators, their staff, alumni, and other interested groups. She assists in planning and travel arrangements for events as well as workshops being held across the country.
Prior to joining the Institute, Makayla served in the office of Ohio State Senator Charleta B. Tavares as a Legislative Service Commission (LSC) Fellow. An Ohio native, Makayla attended Bowling Green State University prior to participating in the LSC Fellowship Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies focusing in American Foreign Policy.
Makayla came to the Institute seeking to work collaboratively with state legislators who want to recreate America’s political culture and take back policy for people instead of parties.