Mackenzie AbernethyAugust 9, 2019
History & English
TEFL, Toulouse Language Center, France
B.A. International Relations, Northern Arizona University
M.A. Teaching, Brown University
MacKenzie’s upbringing emphasized multiple perspectives and adapting to change.
They appreciate having lived in many places: Carefree, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Walla Walla, Washington; Los Angeles, California; Providence, Rhode Island; and different parts of France.
During their Master’s in Teaching at Brown, MacKenzie administered non-profit Frequency Writers’ workshops and lived as an artist-resident at AS220, a sustainable community-arts organization. Previously, they wrote Social Studies textbooks with the Choices Program and continue to leverage technology for global discussions of current events—most recently as a study abroad program leader in Paris.
After class, MacKenzie teaches Yin and Vinyasa yoga as a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, following over ten years of practice—which they carry wherever they go!