Makenzie White

Makenzie White

State Senate, District 45, PA

2024 Endorsement

Makenzie is a graduate of Franciscan University and the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health. Starting her career in the nonprofit sector, Makenzie worked as a Compliance Coordinator, supporting adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. She then transitioned to a role as Program Director in a mental health residential facility, where she championed a housing-first harm reduction model.

With a passion for environmental public health, Makenzie dedicated herself to serving communities in southwestern Pennsylvania and the Appalachian region that were disproportionately affected by oil and gas development. As the founder and executive director of Public Health Partners, she continues to collaborate with local organizations and national groups, working towards a greener economy that prioritizes community-centered solutions.

Makenzie's advocacy work is inspired by her direct experiences working with individuals, families, and communities impacted by corporate greed and exploitation. These experiences shape her policy priorities, which include advocating for fair and just wages for all, regardless of background. She is also a strong proponent of immediate action to address the pressing issues facing our society. Makenzie is committed to creating a more equitable and sustainable future for all.