Mackenzie is the Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement for the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information. She is responsible for the strategic planning, creation, implementation, and overall management of the school’s plan and vision for outreach and alumni engagement, including all school-wide events focused on outreach and diversity. She oversees diversity programs and the recruitment of under-represented students to the School of Computing and Information. Also, she manages the school’s alumni engagement, including alumni communications and scholarships. Mackenzie is the Program Director for the school’s Technology Leadership Initiative, Advisor to the Women in Computer Science Organization, the Chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Western/Central PA Affiliate for Aspirations in Computing, and an NCWIT Academic Alliance member. Lastly, Mackenzie is senior personnel on an NSF INCLUDES DDLP, “Diversifying Access to Urban Universities for Students in STEM Fields.”
Mackenzie is a member of Remake Learning’s CSforPGH working group. Through her work at Pitt, Mackenzie directs the Technology Leadership Initiative, a free summer camp program for middle school girls and high school students to learn about computer science; her program is featured in the CSforPGH Quickstart Guide published by Remake Learning. Mackenzie also attends the Pittsburgh Regional STEAM Ecosystem meetings and recently represented the Ecosystem at the 2019 Spring Community of Practice Convening.