Mackenzie Ball

  • Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagment

Mackenzie is the Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement for the School of Computing and Information. She is responsible for the strategic planning, creation, implementation, and overall management of the school’s plan and vision for outreach and alumni engagement, including all school-wide events focused on outreach and diversity. Mackenzie is the program director for the school’s Technology Leadership Initiative, advisor to the Women in Computer Science Organization, chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Western PA Affiliate for Aspirations in Computing, an advisor for Pitt’s Civic Engagement Center, and a member of the leadership team at the Broadening Equity in STEM (BE STEM) Center at Pitt. Lastly, Mackenzie is senior personnel on an NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant, “The STEM PUSH (Pathways for Underrepresented Students to Higher-Ed) Network.”

Institution of Highest Degree

  • BS, Pennsylvania State University