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Mackenzie (Kenzie) Maurer

Fellow of Digital Media Marketing

Major: Digital Media Marketing & Philosophy

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Perkasie, PA

Personality Type: ENFP-A 

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

My favorite part of working with the O’Pake Center is all of the GA’s that I have met so far, they are all extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I feel that working with them will help me gain the knowledge and experience I need to do good at this fellowship and in my future jobs. 

What are your goals in the future?

My biggest life goal is to get a job in media or digital editing in New York City. I have always dreamed of moving there ever since I can remember. 

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

O’Pake will help me reach my goals because they are allowing me to gain experience that I wouldn’t have gained before. This experience will help me at getting jobs and being able to add a fellowship to my resume, something a lot of companies do look for.   

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

My favorite memory at Alvernia is getting to work with Sister Shaun. She is one of the kindest people that I have gotten to meet here at Alvernia, and she is always willing to help in anyway possible. Sister Shaun is someone that I will remember from Alvernia forever. 

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

Truly, one of my friends from high school decided that she was going to come here and senior year I really wasn’t sure where I could see myself so I decided that I would also apply to Alvernia. Alvernia was the first school that sent me an acceptance letter and I felt that even after I received a few more letters that since AU was my first one it was a sign, I was meant to attend school here.

Who or what inspires you and why?

My inspiration is my best friend, although she now lives 2000+ miles away she still finds time to do school come home and work. This shows me that you can push the boundaries of life and be successful even when people may be telling you that you cannot do it. 


What is a quote that you abide by?

The creative adult is the child who survived.

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

That I danced from 2-19