Mary Kenny, who graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 2010, is one of the "Top 10 Under Ten" Alumni Award winners. The awards, inaugurated this year by the UNC Charlotte Young Alumni Chapter, recognize 10 exceptional UNC Charlotte alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years.
Kenny is a creative designer and producer in Los Angeles, having recently worked as art director for RuPaul’s DragCon. In 2016 she founded the nonprofit, resisterhoodLA, which curates and coordinates volunteer activities for social good in Los Angeles. Some of the events resisterhoodLA has hosted include a book drive, a drive to collect feminine hygiene products for homeless women and girls, planting a school garden, and the production of a short film with an all-female filmmaking team to benefit survivors of sex trafficking.