McKenzie Holmes is a communications specialist for Independent Women’s Forum. She graduated summa cum laude from Galveston College with her A.A. in political science before traveling to Germany to study with the University of the Nations. While in college, McKenzie danced with the Galveston Ballet and led worship with the Galveston House of Prayer. With UofN, she served in the Netherlands and South Asia, maintaining a travel blog throughout her time overseas, and graduated from her Discipleship Training School in March 2020. Since then, she completed the Congressional Fellowship with Running Start and the Policy Circle’s Civic Leadership Engagement Roadmap (CLER) program. She is also an Academy Fellow with the Heritage Foundation.

A native Texan with a passion for European affairs, linguistics, and the creative arts, McKenzie enjoys two-step and swing dancing, learning German, songwriting, music, and reading. As a self-published poet, freelance editor, and aspiring author, McKenzie works on her trilogy when she gets the chance and one day hopes to continue her education in public administration, foreign policy, or dance. Her dream is to move back to Germany and live in a castle again.