Mackenzie Wilkins

Guidance CounselorHigh School Academic Programs

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Mackenzie Wilkins

Mackenzie Wilkins is a Guidance Counselor in the High School Academic Program. She joined UNCSA in 2019 and is currently earning her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with an expected graduation date of Spring 2022.

Credentials

  • Guidance Counselor, UNCSA High School Academic Program, Summer 2019–present
  • Research interests include: marginalized identities and communities of color; educational policy and equity; goal setting and motivation; psychology of racism and mental health access; adolescent and emerging adult populations
  • Research experience:
    • Lab member, Kammrath Lab Group, Wake Forest University, Spring 2017–Spring 2019
    • Research Fellow, Anna Julia Cooper Center, Winston-Salem, NC, Summer 2017
  • Publications and presentations:
    • “School Counselors and College Conversations;” research presented at Pro Humanitate Institute Research Symposium, Wake Forest University, August 2017
    • “The College Admissions Process and College Counseling for the Performing Arts;” presented at N.C. School Counselors Association Fall Conference, Charlotte, N.C., November 2019

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Porter Bynum Scholarship, Wake Forest University, 2015-19

Organizations

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Fall 2018–present
  • Community service:
    • Wake Forest University Project Pumpkin
    • MLK Reading Day
    • Senior Academy Mentor

Education

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in progress)UNC Greensboro

B.A. PsychologyWake Forest University