Elana Kagan is a well respected in her field. In 1986 she started her career as a law clerk which is an assitant to a judge, less then 20 years later she has a spot on the supreme court and is part of the highest job you can get as a lawyer. Kagan was the first female dean of Harvard back in 2003. She inspires me because you most commonly hear about male lawyers achievments and rarely about womens, Elana Kagan surpassed that stereotype and became a very well known lawyer. Elana Kagan is not only the youngest on the supreme court but she has also been the first woman of many jobs.