McKenzie Smith

Analytical Team Manager, Climate Action Reserve


McKenzie Smith is the Analytical Team Manager at the Climate Action Reserve where she is responsible for the development and growth of industrial and agricultural carbon offset protocols. As lead of the Nature-Based Agriculture Sector Team, McKenzie strives to evolve and expand agricultural carbon offset protocols to meet growing market demands. Additionally, McKenzie leans on her technical background and experience to support the Industrial Processes and Gases Sector Team.

Prior to joining the Climate Action Reserve, McKenzie worked as Director of Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs at Fertilizer Canada where she oversaw policy and programs related to sustainable nutrient management and industrial processes. McKenzie is from Ottawa, Ontario which is where she completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry. Her research at Carleton University focused on the development of nanoparticle-based DNA aptamer selection methods to improve in-field biosensor detection of harmful agricultural mycotoxins.