NLIHC is pleased to welcome Mackenzie Pish as a research analyst. Mackenzie will help the Coalition document and report the housing needs of low-income community members across the U.S.
Mackenzie comes to NLIHC with a passion for leveraging cross-sector collaboration and research to advance policies and initiatives that promote housing stability. Prior to joining the Coalition, she worked with Innovation for Justice (i4J) – a social justice-focused legal innovation lab jointly housed at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. At i4J, she led community-engaged and housing-related research, service design, and policy work, helping organize tenant-education workshops, co-creating i4J’s Cost of Eviction Calculator, and co-designing the Housing Stability Legal Advocate Pilot, which has been authorized by the Arizona Supreme Court for use in training and licensing non-lawyer, community-based social service providers to provide upstream legal advice and assistance to low-income people experiencing housing instability.
Mackenzie received her JD in 2020 from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she was a Distinguished Scholar, an editor of the Arizona Law Review, and a recipient of the S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award. She received her BA in political science from the State University of New York at Cortland, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Please join us in welcoming Mackenzie to the NLIHC team!