MacKenzie Young is FOCI’s project manager and is based at the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University. Her professional positions in the tertiary education environment have involved the management of research, consulting, and training projects, international mobility programs, business development, capacity enhancement projects, and community engagement initiatives. For the past 10 years, MacKenzie’s focus has been leading the pursuit and management of projects, consultancies and partnerships in the oceans and education sectors. These initiatives have ranged from short consultancies to multi-year, multi-stakeholder global projects, supported by numerous domestic and international funders including government agencies, foundations, multilateral banks, and private sector entities. MacKenzie has worked extensively with partners and clients throughout Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America advancing the efforts of multicultural teams, building synergistic partnerships, and managing successful, results-driven projects.