Dr Evrim Baran takes it upon herself to provide exceptional support and service to us. She identifies quickly our individual needs and accordingly provides efficient key information, recommendations, and resources. She takes time out of her busy schedule to meet with me periodically and discuss my updates, goals, and plans. She always makes me feel valued and empowered in many different ways such as encouraging my ideas and contributions. Working with her has always been enjoyable and a rewarding experience in all aspects. I would be wrong not to mention that no matter how much I feel negative and down about a certain experience, Dr Baran would find a way to bring a positive aspect out of that experience. Dr Baran’s positive energy and resilience is contagious and she is a great inspiration. I am truly very thankful for Dr Baran for all the experiences during my two-year PhD journey.