Community Lead

Mackenna Vélez loves all things communication. She holds both a M.A. and B.A. in Communication Studies with concentrations in Social Justice and Public Affairs from University of Nevada, Reno and CSU, Chico. Her passion for community engagement, diversity, and creativity serve as the core values of her career. When she isn’t changing the world one conversation at a time, she enjoys being in the mountains with her family and teaching her daughter how to ride their horse, Woody (pictured above). Mackenna lives her life by the quote “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” – Eden Ahbez.