McKenna unexpectedly caught the travel bug while dancing professionally for the NBA. Given opportunities to dance internationally, McKenna aspired to find a profession that could take her across the world once retiring from her dance career. With encouragement from family and friends, she began flight training during the height of the pandemic, igniting a true calling. McKenna quickly developed a passion for flying, earning CFI and CFII certificates, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in commercial aviation. McKenna is a first-generation college graduate who takes great pride in guiding others through the unique challenges of aviation, as well as celebrating the exceptional joy that the vocation brings. When not flying, you can find her in the dance studio, active outdoors, and enjoying time with family and friends.