Mackenzie Lemieux – Founder of SAID in STEM
Mackenzie Lemieux is a research technician in the Tye Lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Before moving with her lab to the Salk Institute, Mackenzie founded SAID in STEM at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mackenzie wants to share the stories of underrepresented STEM leaders and promote equity, diversity and inclusion in any community that she is a part of. When she is not advocating for diversity in STEM, Mackenzie is in the lab studying the neural circuits that drive social behavior and valence encoding in rodent models. She has a unique passion for the the innate immune cells of the central nervous system called microglia and she plans to study neuroimmunology in her MD-PhD. Outside the lab, Mackenzie can be found running, biking, and painting with friends.