Mackenzie Yandell is the Operations Manager for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Mackenzie was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  During her undergraduate career, Mackenzie served as a guest services representative for a boutique hotel and completed a six-month internship with Hyatt Hotels in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduation, Mackenzie knew she was ready to head back to Texas and made the move to Austin to join TPPF in July 2020.

In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys traveling, cheering for the Cowboys, and taking walks with her dog, Maisie.