Mackenzie is the Head of Strategy at the Legal Priorities Project, where he works to develop a legal movement with the skills, capacity, and knowledge to protect the long-term future. Mackenzie also provides legal and policy advising on questions related to the governance of artificial intelligence, biosecurity, and pandemic prevention to ensure that emerging technologies benefit the public at large.
Prior to joining the Legal Priorities Project, Mackenzie was a Legal Fellow at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he worked on complex systems-reform litigation with the ACLU of DC; the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General; and the Innovation Law Lab.
Mackenzie received a B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, from Boston College, winning the G.F. & J.W. Bemis Award for exemplary service to others and the Donald S. Carlisle Award, awarded to the top graduate in political science, before completing a Fulbright grant in Ourense, Spain.