You encourage me to explore the ideas that I am interested in, no matter how different they are from each other or from what other students in my cohort are interested in. You helped me understand the difference between working past something and working through something, which has challenged me to ask questions more questions, make relationships outside of my cohort, and become more confident in my ability to contribute to class discussions and group projects. After a hard few weeks in the middle of the semester of feeling hopeless, you reassured my decision to go to graduate school. My motivation to go to class and excitement about my career as returned! Thank you.