Attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Originally from California, United States Studying in Taiwan (Summer)
你好！My name is Lucas Mackey, and I am a current Junior studying at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. I’m majoring in aviation business and pursuing a minor in mandarin Chinese. I’ve always held a fascination with the world of airlines, and I
someday hope to change the industry for the better.
I was born in San Diego, California, and grew up in multiple states across the country. When people ask me where I come from, I really don’t know what to respond because all the places I’ve lived influenced my life in extraordinary ways. Through this domestic immersion in different cultures, I’ve come to understand the real difference between tolerance and acceptance. Throughout my life, I’ve experienced both and neither, however, I make it my goal to create a world where everyone can be accepted and treated as equal.
This summer I am studying abroad in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I hope to improve my Chinese skills as well as my knowledge of the aviation markets in East Asia. Taiwan is very progressive in nature, and accepts people of all kinds which is why I was so motivated to choose this locale. I hope to learn from their culture the importance of treating others as part of a family, and applying these principles to reaching my future goal of entrepreneuring a world class airline.