McKenzie grew up on the front range and lived in several different places, including Boston and Nicaragua, before deciding to move back to Colorado with her family. She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Boston College in 2018 and has been working in pediatrics ever since. With a background in quality improvement within community health, McKenzie is particularly passionate about ensuring access to quality healthcare across all demographics, but especially in the younger population. McKenzie is bilingual in English and Spanish. When she does have free time, McKenzie participates in her greatest pastimes: hiking, gardening, camping, and whitewater rafting with her husband, three kids, and their dog, Bruce.