Mekensie was born right next door to Redlands in Loma Linda, CA, but spent most of her life in the Midwest. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences (Meteorology). After pursuing a career in broadcast Meteorology, she felt God's calling to become a teacher.
Mekensie teaches 11th-12th grade Math and Science at PCA. She loves to incorporate weather topics into her lessons. Mekensie is married to Seth who is currently attending medical school at Loma Linda University. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and hiking, which she and her husband do all the time.