They always make me feel like I belong. Every time I talk with them, I always feel like they are engaged and there with me instead of waiting for the conversation to end so that they can move on with their next task. I am not a task to them, I am a human being that matters. Dr. Perez makes me matter and feel like I have value. Furthermore, they always help me understand difficult academic concepts in an easy to understand manner. Even I do not understand, Dr. Perez is fantastic at asking brilliant questions that encourage me to leave our conversation and to do further research on my own to answer future questions for myself. I would never have been able to believe that I can do this if Dr. Perez was not at ISU.