Makenzi grew up in the western suburbs where she attended Melton Christian College, graduating in 2019 as a sport house captain. Having a keen interest in the sporting field, Makenzi discovered Richmond Institute and decided it would be a great pathway for her.
She completed her Diploma of Sport / Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50321/BSB50420) in 2020. Makenzi became a Student Success Mentor in 2021, as well as completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University. Makenzi aims to be an approachable mentor for everyone and she would like to encourage students to give every aspect of the program 100% to achieve the greatest experience possible.