Meet Mackenzie! VP: Student Services Waterloo

Mackenzie Lake (Mack)

Current Students’ Union role
VP: Student Services Waterloo

When/where were you born?
January 3 in Hamilton ON

What you’re taking at Laurier + year – if graduated, what was it in?
I am a 2022 grad with a BSc in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology as well as a concentration in Toxicology and Physiology. Currently pursuing a Master of Education with a concentration of Student Affairs – I am in my first year of this program

How would your friends describe you?
Reliable, helpful, caring, and fun to be around

What’s one skill you’re currently working on? (professional or personal)
I’ve really wanted to learn American Sign Language and have been very slowly working on that!

What’s the funniest thing your inner child wants?

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Super speed

What are the top 3 most used apps on your phone?
Messages, Instagram, and Spotify

Proudest accomplishment to date (personal or professional)?
Finishing my undergraduate degree and being accepted into a graduate program

Do you have a life motto?
Fake it till you make it

Best trip you’ve ever been on or wish to go on?
I would love to go to Italy or Greece

At which store would you want to max out your credit card/have a shopping spree?

What’s your favorite movie?
Someone Great

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Buy a house

What song would you say best sums you up?
Pocketful of sunshine

How would you describe an ideal weekend?
Just hanging out with friends

What motivates you to work hard?
Having an impact on the student experience and working to ensure it’s the best possible

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm

Come talk to me about
You can talk to me about reality TV, Cheerleading, House Plants, cookie dough, Laurier, and LOCUS