McKenzie is a legal intern at Smith + Malek finishing her last year of law school at Gonzaga University School of Law. During law school, McKenzie served as the Executive Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review, and held a board position for the Women’s Law Caucus.
Prior to joining Smith + Malek, McKenzie worked at a private Spokane law firm, focusing on real estate, litigation, and employment law. She also gained experience as a judicial extern to Judge Fennessy of the Spokane Superior Court, and as a law clerk with the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.
McKenzie grew up in Puyallup, Washington. She attended Western Washington University where she received her B.A. in politics, philosophy, and economics.
In her free time, McKenzie enjoys crafting, watching musicals, and spending time with her husband, Isaac. She also is a volunteer teacher with her church’s children’s program and enjoys singing on the worship team.
What’s one life goal you’ve yet to accomplish?
Running a marathon.
What are you currently reading?
I am mostly reading law school textbooks right now—but, when I am reading for pleasure, I enjoy anything from Reese Witherspoon’s book club.
Who do you admire most?
My grandma, Barbara. She inspired me to go to law school and she wholeheartedly loves the people around her.