Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Clark Hall 404F
Dr. McKenzie received a B. A. (with distinction) and a M. A. in Political Science at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J. D. from Lincoln Law School of San Jose.
After graduation from Berkeley, Dr. McKenzie worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at SRI International in the Center for the Study of Social Policy where she directed major policy evaluation studies for the federal government and the State of California. After receiving her law degree and passing the California Bar Examination, Dr. McKenzie served as a grader for the California Bar Exam.
Dr. McKenzie has been a Visiting Scholar at U. C. Berkeley and has taught graduate seminars at Berkeley and the College of Holy Names on "The Politics of Education" and "School Finance Reform". She has also taught Constitutional Law and Advanced Legal Research and Writing classes at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.
Dr. McKenzie has served as an Associate in the law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Cohn & Bentley, the law firm of Grunsky, Ebey, Farrar & Howell, and has served as "house counsel" for two major insurance companies. She is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully tried personal injury, civil rights, and property damage cases and she currently serves as a temporary Small Claims Court Judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.