John McKenzie, Senior Analyst at MFA

John McKenzie

Senior Analyst

John has over a decade of experience helping federal agencies, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations gain insights from data. His expertise includes quantitative, qualitative, and spatial analysis; data collection, management, and visualization; and building Web-based decision support tools. John started his career in business development and marketing but quickly shifted gears and entered…

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I like turning complex data into compelling stories that our clients can easily understand. My work at MFA gives me the opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of clients and help them uncover critical information within their data that they might otherwise overlook. Using data to build interactive visualizations lets me utilize both my technical and creative abilities.
I like turning complex data into compelling stories that our clients can easily understand. My work at MFA gives me the opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of clients and help them uncover critical information within their data that they might otherwise overlook. Using data to build interactive visualizations lets me utilize both my technical and creative abilities.
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Who is John McKenzie?

John has over a decade of experience helping federal agencies, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations gain insights from data. His expertise includes quantitative, qualitative, and spatial analysis; data collection, management, and visualization; and building Web-based decision support tools.

John started his career in business development and marketing but quickly shifted gears and entered the environmental field. After graduate school, he joined a consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was part of several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program evaluations. After relocating to Olympia, Washington, in 2013, John worked for the Association of Washington Cities where he co-founded the AWC GIS Consortium and honed his data visualization skills while developing and managing the AWC Open Data Portal.

Now back in the Boston area, John enjoys creating stunning data visualizations, maps, and dashboards to help clients unlock the value of their data. Away from the office, John spends as much time outdoors as he can with his wife and two children.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Eckerd College

Master of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University

Certifications

Certificate in GIS, University of Washington