Mackenzie Marcotte
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Mackenzie is an avid writer, traveler, yogi, and cyclist. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she headed east for college, graduating from Boston University with degrees in Political Science and Environmental Analysis & Policy. She currently puts her skills to use in Washington, D.C. as an environmental advocate. She can be reached at

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