Geography Graduate Group
Mackenzie is a 3rd-year PhD student in the Geography Graduate Group at UCD. Her path to reach the trailhead of this new academic adventure has been circuitous. She began with a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in Natural Resources at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, then focused on Geological Sciences for her Master’s degree at the University of Oregon, and then pursued a non-academic career. She has now returned to academia and her multidisciplinary roots to research water resource management and governance. While she is interested in various aspects of decision-making related to natural resource management, Mackenzie's research so far has focused on Tribal engagement in the implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).