Mackenzie Lanahan

Mackenzie Lanahan

Navy

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I had to go to all different kinds of schools.
Then I was tested on what I had learned.
Then I was off to college to get an education.
Then I joined and had more learning to do.
Then I went to boot camp in order to join the Navy.
Then I was a part of the Navy and got to save people's lives.

Education

High School

Career

Navy

You help other that are injured or you go across sea to help others

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Law
Being Creative

Day to Day

I would see a Clinic with people inside that need help. You would feel tight clothes on and long heavy boots on your feet. You would see people standing at a desk getting ready to get checked out. You would also see ocean water and smell salt water in your nose. You would hear shouting and alarms going on and off. You would feel some water come up and hit you a little. You would hear jets coming off the runway and you would see people walking around doing all kinds of things.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to learn math that's for sure! You can learn stuff in P.E. about sports so when something happens to a patient you would know what they did wrong and you would know how to fix it. You would also learn about science because if you don't know science how would you know about the human body? Science is really important because if you don't know anything about it how can you know what to do?

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

The Navy is awesome! You get to help people that don't get the help that they need. You get to see new places across the sea and learn new things that surprise you because you never learned it. You get to take care of others and save people's lives. You get to fly jets - sometimes - and you get to do things that other people would like to do but just don't have the time to learn what you would learn.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You can't do this because you're just not good enough to be in that job and you would never make it past college anyway!"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student