Suicide Prevention for the Veterinary Profession
Recorded On: 10/03/2020
Born and raised in Alaska, Makenzie graduated from the University of Utah with a masters in Health Promotion & Health Education and will complete her Doctorate of Social Work in 2022. Her expertise focuses on the health and wellbeing field, including being a health specialist for a joint MIT/Harvard-sponsored start-up located in Harvard Business School’s Innovation Lab focusing on educating college students on health topics, and at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as their first Wellbeing Program Director.
As a member of their program leadership team, Makenzie serves as the Director for Wellbeing at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). She works to advance AAVMC’s strategic goal of promoting a culture of wellbeing throughout academic veterinary medicine at AAVMC member institutions. Makenzie provides subject-matter expertise on the science and application of wellbeing, as well as developing and implementing programming to improve the overall wellbeing of faculty, staff, and students. She also speaks on a variety of wellbeing-related topics across the profession to drive positive change.