Makenzie Van Maanen is a Master's student in the Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication program at Iowa State University. After recently finishing her undergraduate degrees in 2023 from Iowa State University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication. Makenzie is also a 2023 recipient of the Freda Huncke Teaching Fellowship. Her current research interests include rhetorical museology, editing, and technical writing, although she finds all modes of written and visual communication interesting. In her free time, Makenzie enjoys spending time outside, working out, reading and writing fiction of all kinds, and drinking coffee!