Micah McDaniel
Student Mentor
About Micah
Austin, Texas
High School:
McCallum High School
Social Work
What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a fine artist living in Paris.

What career are you working toward?

I hope to become a certified social worker and help others. I'm not sure which field, but I'll figure it out.

When you were in high school, how did you choose your career path?

I had always been doing art at a young age and I loved it. I found out I liked helping others so I wanted to find a job helping others. I have family who has been adopted from the foster care system, so I looked up how to become a child-protection service social worker. Now I have realized I can do other things as a social worker than just child-protective services.

Who inspires you?

My mother. Not only did she raise me and my brother as a single mother, she also went back to school and got her biotechnology certificate.

What three traits best describe you?

Kind, empathetic, and artistic.

What are your skills or talents that most people don't know about?

I am double jointed in my left hand.

What's your favorite place in the world?

St. John's Island in the Virgin Islands.

If you could visit any place you've never been, where would you go?

New Zealand.

What do you enjoy when you're not working or studying?

I like hiking, painting, and playing with my cat, Hattie.

What are your favorite books and/or movies?

Moonrise Kingdom.

Who is your favorite musician/band?


What is your favorite meal?


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