Aili Makela

Hometown: Mosinee, WI


BA International Studies and Political Science, University of Denver, expected Spring 2021

Aili is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the Korbel School for International Studies, with a concentration in International Politics and Global Political Economy. She hopes to focus her studies in both International Studies and Political Studies on the global relationship between the United States and China. Aili plans on studying abroad in Beijing at Peking University during her junior year at the University and will pursue a minor in Mandarin Chinese. In addition to Sino-US relations, Aili is also interested in the environment and global development. On campus, Aili is a member of the University Honors Program and the women’s club soccer team. When she is not studying, Aili enjoys playing soccer, binge-watching Netflix, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.