Mackenzie is a senior at the University of South Florida and will graduate in Spring 2015. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Integrative Animal Biology and Chemistry and is specifically interested in bacteriology and vertebrate biology. She will be attending veterinary school in Grenada at St. George's University in fall 2015. She is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Rohr's lab under the guidance of Dr. Knutie while working on her senior thesis on the effect of environmental contaminants on anti-predator behavior in tree frogs. Outside of school, Mackenzie enjoys horseback riding, SCUBA diving, soccer, and photography.