Originally from Clarksville, TN, Mackenzie Rosario is a first-generation Dominican-American writer/director/producer currently based in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema and Photography. In her years at Southern Illinois, she participated in the McNair Scholars program where she conducted undergraduate research. She analyzed the cinematic representation of the Dominican Republic post-dictatorship. Under the leadership of the program, Mackenzie researched the Dominican Republics' cinematic representation during a period of violence and censorship through memory, space, time, and archival materials.
She is currently a full-time M.F.A. Deans Fellow student at the Savannah College of Art and Design double majoring in Film and Television Production and Dramatic Writing. Her graduate thesis project dissected the intersectionality of the "otherness" in Film and Television through the lens of representation and inclusivity. Mackenzie strives to assist in the efforts of telling and promoting stories of underrepresented communities.