Beth MacKenzie joined the Office of Sustainability in 2016 as recycling coordinator.
She began her career in sustainability in St. Louis where she worked as a recycling program manager for the City of St. Louis’ Refuse Division. She worked as an environmental health officer for the City of St. Louis' Health Department and served as the sustainability outreach and education coordinator for Brightside St. Louis, a nonprofit organization. She has over ten years of experience in resource and environmental management and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a M.S. in Environmental Science Management. She is originally from the Quad Cities area and earned her undergraduate degree in geology from Augustana College. Beth currently holds the position of vice-president on the Iowa Recycling Association board of directors.