Mackenzie Kenney, MA

Graduate Research Assistant
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Mackenzie Kenney was born on June 17, 1993 in Mitchell, South Dakota. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in the summer of 2002. On May 28, 2011 Miss Kenney graduated from Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. In August of 2011, Miss Kenney relocated to Rapid City, South Dakota where she began her undergraduate education at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines). On May 5th, 2016 Miss Kenney graduated with her Bachelor of Science with a degree in civil and environmental engineering, emphasis in environmental engineering, and minor in environmental engineering. During her undergrad, Miss Kenney was a four-year varsity letter winner for the women’s basketball team and was an active member of American Society of Professional Engineers (ASCE) both on and off campus. Miss Kenney continued her education and began her Master of Science at SD Mines in August of 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Stu Geza and Dr. Scott Kenner. Throughout her graduate studies, she worked as a research assistance on a project involving the available habitat for trout fishery in Rapid Creek for the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (SDGFP). Also, during her graduate education, Miss Kenney joined the international organization of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) and helped start the Black Hills Chapter. On May 5th, 2018, Miss Kenney received her Master of Science in in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis in water resource engineering. Miss Kenney began her professional career upon graduation with US Army Corps of Engineering in Kansas City as a Hydraulics Engineer for their River Engineering and Restoration Department.


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