MacKenzie Fischer is a junior here at Ashland University. She is a double major in Public Relations/ Strategic Communications and Health and Risk Communications. She is an AU cheerleader and a member of Epsilon Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi sorority. MacKenzie joined Alpha Phi in the fall of her sophomore year. She wanted to step out of her comfort zone and do something she had never considered before. Alpha Phi has increased her communication skills and her confidence in herself. She has many expectations and responsibilities within the chapter, but they only inspire her to grow and succeed.
MacKenzie has been with several past employers all at different places. She has been a dance coach for the past 5 years alongside her mom who owns the dance studio. Since her sophomore year of high school, she has worked at Strip Steakhouse and Nemo Grille. At both restaurants, she worked as a hostess and a waitress. This past summer, MacKenzie worked at Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret, where she was the leading saleswoman.
MacKenzie has struggled with an eating disorder since she was 12 years old and is extremely proud to say that she is recovered. She has struggled with anxiety since a very young age, which affected her schooling drastically, as well as her social life. MacKenzie has since then overcome her anxieties and has held positions in her sorority where she has also met some of her closest friends.
Some of MacKenzie’s personal hobbies include shopping, going out for coffee, and hanging out with her friends. Her friends and family are the most important people to her because they are the ones who are always there for her and always support her. Her family always keeps her grounded and remind her where she comes from. For the past three years, she has volunteered for the National Eating Disorder Association at their annual walks to raise money and is continuing this tradition by volunteering at the walk in Cleveland on October 15th.
MacKenzie’s ultimate goal in life is to work for the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). In the summer of 2017, she plans to move to New York and intern at NEDA as the public relations intern, where she will attend department meetings to increase knowledge and understanding of community outreach and partnership in a non- profit organization.