McKenzie Maxson is the press secretary at The Century Foundation. Previously, McKenzie was senior communications manager at Higher Learning Advocates, a nonprofit that advocates for student-centered federal higher education policy. There, she led the organization’s communications efforts, including media relations, social media, and digital advocacy work. Earlier in her career, she worked on several higher education initiatives as a member of the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program team and supported communications efforts at Atlantic Media. McKenzie earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and her master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.