Miss California 2018: MacKenzie Freed

State: California

School: California Baptist University

College Major: Philosophy and Communication Studies

Scholarship Winnings: $35,000

Social Impact Initiative: “From Classroom to Boardroom: Overcoming Workplace Bias”

Imagine a world in which children fearlessly pursue the ambitions of their hearts rather than allow peer and societal pressure to stifle their potential. My goal is to encourage America’s youth to be brave and bold in pursuit of their passions and to accept one another as equal with the hope of improving the quality and compassion of our future workforce.