Makenna Reilly

On a mission to learn more about our oceans and make women's voices heard in underwater robotics.

About Me

I am a senior at Lanier High School and am extremely passionate about underwater robotics and pushing the boundaries of what is possible for women in STEM. I am the founder of SeaCow Robotics, an all-girls award-winning robotics team that competes in the RANGER class of the MATE ROV Competition. After being the "CEO" of this team for three years, I am excited to move on as a student mentor to ensure that women in my school continue to have the opportunity to explore their STEM passions without limits once I graduate. Outside of robotics, I am the Drum Major for the Lanier High School Marching Band, a club swimmer at Swim Atlanta, and a swimmer/diver for the Lanier High School swim team.

My Passions


I have been swimming competitively for 12 years and am looking to continue swimming in college on the club or DIII varsity level.


I love the interdisciplinary nature of robotics and have found my passion in the underwater side of things. Right now, this is what I see myself doing for the rest of my life.


I have been in band for 8 years and marching band for 4. I marched baritone for 3 years in various leadership postitions and am now the Drum Major.