McKenna Thayer is orginally from Hillsdale, Michigan where she was on the varsity volleyball, track and field, and Envirothon teams. She was involved in many extra-curricular activities and was the Drum Major for three years of the Hillsdale High School Marching Band. She is a senior double majoring in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology) and Program in the Environment. McKenna served the band as a rank leader for 2 years in the Alto Sax section, and has played in the Maize Campus Band and the Hockey Band. Off the field McKenna is actively involved in the Lamda Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma and works in Athletics on the football facilities crew and in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.