Mackenzie is a 2008 graduate from Discovery High School. Following graduation, she attended Lenoir Rhyne University where she double majored in Psychology and Human & Community Services. She then attended UNC Chapel Hill where she obtained a graduate degree in Master of Social Work. Currently Mackenzie works at Davis Regional Medical Center where she is a behavioral health program therapist on adult inpatient psychiatric unit. She also works at Shelby Wellness and Therapy Services where she is an outpatient therapist to adults, children, adolescents, couples, & families. Her favorite memories of DHS are the positive environment and the feeling of family.