Mackenzie Marie Flynn

2016 Fulbright Scholar

Mackenzie Marie Flynn

Mackenzie Marie Flynn

Mackenzie Marie Flynn has earned a Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows and Scholars in Public Health award to Kenya in sub-Saharan Africa to work at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi. She will focus on prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“Through outstanding medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship to Kenya, I am striving to become a knowledgeable, globally-minded, and compassionate OB/GYN. I will learn more about caring for HIV-positive women during pregnancy.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    School of Medicine, expects to graduate in 2017. Planning to specialize in obstetrics/gynecology. Holds a bachelor’s degree (earned in 2012) from UofL in biology.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Turkey in 2012.

Inspired By

“Dr. Bethany Hodge and Dr. Mary Carter, both UofL School of Medicine faculty, helped and supported me through this process. They reviewed my application materials and provided me with letters of recommendation. Dr. Bill Smock traveled with me to Tanzania and wrote a letter of recommendation for me. Dr. Laura Workman has been my advisor throughout the course of medical school and also provided invaluable advice and encouragement.”

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky
  • High school:
    2008 graduate of Christian Academy High School
  • Parents:
    Suzanne and Daniel Flynn, Louisville