McKenzie Paiva
McKenzie Paiva
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mansfield, Mass.
Position: Open Flat/Int. Fences
Major: Libl Studies/Education

Why Endicott? Why Division III?

Chose Endicott for for the ABA program and to get the opportunity to ride for the Equestrian team. 


  • Fall 2015 Dean's List
  • 2016-17 Regionals Qualifier (novice flat)

Professional Aspirations

Aspires to work as a BCBA around the world to help kids with special needs get the services and help that is not always provided in their country... interned at Qualters Middle School in the special education department (spring 2016)... aspires to work at the New England Center for Children in her next internship

Clubs and Organizations

Member of the Autism Awareness Organization

Community Service

Has completed volunteer work with Endicott's Autism Awareness Organization and the Northeast Arc... also served as a therapeutic horseback riding volunteer at The Bridge Center in Bridgewater, Mass. and has volunteered at the Special Olympics

McKenzie on her community service experiences over the years:

"The community service I have taken part in over the past years has had such a huge impact on me. Doing volunteer work with kids with special needs helping with their horseback riding therapy sessions helped me to discover my calling in life and what I enjoy doing most, which is helping others."