McKenize was born and raised in Marion, North Carolina. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in 2022 from McDowell Technical Community College before deciding to move to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University. McKenize joined the Marshall and Taylor team as an intern and has since transitioned into our intake coordinator. She will earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in May of 2024 with hopes of attending law school in the fall. Her experience working in family law has helped affirm her desire to pursue a career in the legal field.
Outside the office, McKenize enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to NC State football games, traveling both domestically and internationally, and spending time with her cat, Howard.