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Selfmade Flight Attendant & Inflight Instructor

Gracie Barrera

Los Angeles, California

Welcome Aboard! My name is Gracie but I also go by "mama" according to my one year old son, Jet. I'm a flight attendant and inflight instructor for a major U.S. airline. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Currently based in Los Angeles, CA. When I'm not catching flights, I'm catching feelings watching K-dramas.

What does a Selfmade Flight Attendant & Inflight Instructor do?

As a flight attendant, I fly around the world and pour soda for passengers on the plane. More importantly, if there is an emergency on the plane, I'm a first responder. My number one priority is to keep you safe. As an inflight instructor, my job is to teach lesson plans and evaluate flight attendants to make sure they're proficient and certified to fly every year.

KINDHEARTED • ADVENTUROUS • REMARKABLE

Top 3 — Why do you love being a Selfmade Flight Attendant & Inflight Instructor?

Travel and food

One of my passions in life is traveling the world. I love to eat my way through different cities.

Sharing the experience

Travel benefits are a big perk of this career, I'm so thankful to be able to share these experiences with my family and friends.

Overcoming challenges

The only constant thing in this industry is change. I love a challenge and this lifestyle definitely keeps me on my toes!

Travel and food
Sharing the experience
Overcoming challenges

What motivates / inspires you?

My family. My husband Jesse, son Jet, and our two furry babies Caesar and Penny. They are my reason for everything. Nothing is more fulfilling than getting to do this crazy life with them all.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of becoming a mom. It makes me feel like I can do anything! It's a superpower, I swear.

What was your first dream job?

When I was a kid and someone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I always answered "A bird!" I guess you can say I sort of achieved that dream since I do fly now for a living! Lol. In my teen years, I always dreamed of working in the music industry as an A&R rep because I loved discovering new music.

What other path would you have taken if not this one?

Probably land somewhere in the music industry, working behind the scenes.

What would you tell your younger self?

It's ok to ask for help and you don’t always have to be the strong one. Keep taking risks, life is fleeting.

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