Dr. Keisha E. McKenzie joined Auburn as director of digital strategy in January 2018. In that role, Keisha manages the Groundswell organizing community, consults with other program team members on deepening their movement impact through their digital platforms, and collaborates with the Auburn communications team on public or movement-facing content.
Originally from the UK, Keisha completed college in Jamaica and graduate studies in technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Her research addresses the British executive branch’s scientific and public communication about weapons of mass destruction (2002-2003). Keisha formed McKenzie Consulting Group, a communication, systems-level strategy, and social good firm in 2013. Keisha has since worked as a communication/development strategist, faith organizer, and consultant, and served on several faith-rooted justice nonprofit boards across the United States. The most recent director of Believe Out Loud, a digital advocacy and organizing LGBTQIA Christian platform, Keisha supported affirming justice campaigning among lay people around the US and led the program team in internationalizing content and partnerships.
Keisha participates in Seventh-day Adventist congregations and postvangelical communities in New York and Maryland, and appears in Enough Room at the Table, a how-to-dialogue film on faith, gender, and sexuality. Keisha believes that all people have inherent worth and dignity, that we deserve a world where all of us can flourish, and that people of faith need to be first in line to help make that world real.