McKenzie Pendergrass

McKenzie Pendergrass

Social Media Editor, Verywell

Expertise

Social Media

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia

Highlights

Experience

McKenzie's spark for social media and audience engagement began in journalism school. Her career started at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, working for various magazines and websites, including Better Homes and Gardens. Then she moved to New York City where she later became a full-time Social Media Editor for Insider, leading her team across various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. McKenzie joined Verywell in October 2020 with a passion for providing people with vital mental health information when they need it most.

Education

McKenzie graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a major in Magazine Editing and a minor in French.

Verywell Mind Editorial Process

Verywell Mind is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 150 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who are all focused on making sure our information is clear, accurate, and actually useful so you can make confident choices about your mental health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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