Hi, all! I am McKenzie Mescon, known as
"Mackie" to my family and friends and a handful of my professors as
well. I started the Naturopathic
Program at NUHS in January 2013 and am now just beginning my
5th trimester. This blog is where I will share my stories with you,
and I am thrilled to do so! Thank you for being here.
And now, a little about me. I was born and raised in Newton,
Massachusetts; a Boston girl who loved sports, playing outside, and
reading fantasy stories. Eager to leave home, I studied Biology and
Non-Fiction Writing at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York.
After college, I moved to the West and learned about the vastness
of America, the variety of people and terrain.
Naturopathic Medicine found me during the course of my
adventures, and I finally acknowledged that my place in this life
is as a naturopathic doctor. I subsequently left my life in the
mountains as a "ski bum" to pursue this new adventure in
My choice to attend NUHS was based on the integrated,
collaborative learning environment, the academic rigor, and the
location. NUHS has been a fabulous school for me because of its
challenging classes, articulate professors, and, most of all, the
I stay busy outside of school by coaching lacrosse and ice
hockey, cooking delicious dinners with my boyfriend Hanzi, reading
novels and the news, and attending yoga classes at a cozy local
I love being outside, so if you come explore campus you will
probably find me getting a breath of fresh air between classes,
eating lunch at a picnic table, or picking apples from the tree
next to Lake Janse. If you can't find me on campus, please feel
free to reach me by
email with any questions, curiosities, or comments.