Emily Mackenzie graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UCSC. She moved with her husband to Northern Virginia and graduated from Marymount University with a Master's in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Fairfax County, VA. Emily moved back to California and taught in the San Fernando Valley at two charter schools. She has a daughter and two Saint Bernards. Emily enjoys snowboarding, swimming, going to the park with her family, traveling, and going to the beach. She loves teaching at MATES!