MacKenzie grew up in Connecticut and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. After graduation, MacKenzie had a job at the prestigious Grimaldis Gallery and an artist residency at The Creative Alliance at Patterson Park. Yet after a successful Kickstarter campaign and large-scale exhibition, MacKenzie felt unfulfilled, drained, and disconnected. And so, she began thinking about creative, socially impactful, entrepreneurial work that could reach a larger audience. Her path took an unusual course from Baltimore to Tennessee, Germany, South Carolina, and Connecticut before landing in Brooklyn in 2015. And so, MacKenzie’s relationship with New York City has evolved in tandem with her burgeoning business. These days, she spends most of her time at the Bat Haus co-working space, the official Math Magazine Headquarters.