Dr. MacKay is the founder of MCERC. Her commitment to teaching programs designed to be inclusive, dynamic, and connect the larger issues in conservation biology facing our planet continue to be the driving force behind the mission of MCERC.
Dr. MacKay’s research exhibits a strong influence from her background in clinical laboratory medicine, pre-hospital emergency medicine, marine resources management, and marine biology. She has extensive experience in industry, management, research, and education prior to founding MCERC.
She is the lead for curricula development at MCERC. The education programs are dynamic, engaging, and infused with her experience as an educator and her passion as a scientist. Dr. MacKay networks with scientists across the globe to bring mutual support for MCERC’s mission and the goals of conservationists worldwide.