McKenna Rammell is from San Antonio, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in piano and a minor in English from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Billings, Montana. While in Montana, she realized that her education in music could only help her go so far in helping people tackle difficult challenges such as religious freedom, disability, and poverty. Her goal for her legal education is to gain the skills and knowledge that will allow her to be an advocate and leader in her community.
As a fellow for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies this summer, McKenna completed an externship for the Office of General Counsel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Auckland, New Zealand. She also assisted with the editing of a commentary on the “Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere“. McKenna is now on the management board for the Center and serves on the Executive Committee for the 26th Annual Law and Religion Symposium as a member of the Master Schedule team.