As a fisheries scientist, McKenzie enjoys working on statistical models that help promote sustainable fishing practices.

She has a bachelor of science degree in marine biology and statistics, and a master of science in marine biology with first class honours, both from Victoria University of Wellington. For her master’s thesis, McKenzie studied the population dynamics and reproductive success of temperate reef fish along the south coast of Wellington.

McKenzie enjoys being in a job where she is continually learning and is motivated by a strong interest in sustainability.

People are never going to stop fishing so I want to do my bit to build practices that will enable the ocean and its resources to be enjoyed for many generations to come.