Mackenzie Dineen is a vocalist, bassist and music journalist who graduated from Lasell University in Boston, Mass. The genesis of her love affair with punk, metal and industrial can be traced back to late nights of streaming on YouTube, unbeknownst by her parents. Accompanied by her cat, Mackenzie drove from one coast to the other in search of a lively arts scene and found a home in Portland. Her portfolio includes four years as A&E and Features editor of Lasell's newspaper The 1851 Chronicle, a music journalism internship with College Media Network, as well as multimedia production, editing and social media work for YogaWorks, J-Line Bridal and educational adventure start-up Project R. In her free time, she runs a music blog and practices yoga. Contact her at mackenzie [at] vrtxmag.com.