Mackenzie, age 14, participated in the Spring 2014 session of Islands of Brilliance. Despite having limited verbal skills, Mackenzie is able to express herself through wonderful drawings. In just one session, she was able to quickly translate her analog skills into working digitally in Illustrator with a Wacom stylus. Guided by her mentor Emily Ebert, Mackenzie showed incredible focus during class, rarely stopping for a break. On presentation day, she proudly presented her poster to the class, which combined her own original character drawings combined with images from Lilo and Stitch.