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 two daughters and a Saint Bernard. Emily enjoys snowboarding, swimming, going to the park with her family, traveling, and going to the beach. She loves teaching at MATES!