Dr. Keisha E. McKenzie joined Auburn as director of digital strategy in January 2018. In that role, Keisha manages the Groundswell Movement organizing community, consults with other program team members on deepening their impact through Auburn’s 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 shortly after graduation. 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 appears in Enough Room at the Table, a how-to-dialogue film on faith, gender, and sexuality, and participates in post-evangelical communities in New York and Maryland. 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 must help to make that world of possibility real.