Mackenzie Hempe ’16
Albright Fellow 2016

Mackenzie Hempe
Mackenzie is a senior majoring in Peace and Justice, with a focus on Human Rights Advocacy, and is minoring in Africana Studies.

In the summer of 2015, she interned at Organizção das Mulheres de Cabo Verde, in Praia, Cape Verde, where she worked on women’s empowerment and development projects. Her love of languages motivated her to begin learning Portuguese and Kriolu, the common tongue of the islands, while in Cape Verde. Upon returning to Wellesley, she was able to add Portuguese to her small but growing list, which includes Spanish and Swahili for now. On campus, Mackenzie serves as House President of Freeman Hall and is on the executive board of Habitat for Humanity. Due to her curiosity and desire to determine the best form of advocacy to work towards human development, she is open to pursuing a future in community organizing and empowerment, law, or international diplomacy. While she would be excited for her life to take her anywhere, her current preference would be to work in Eastern Africa, Lusophone Africa, or South America.