Professor Kupfer came alongside me in a very hard place and generously extended his hand and his heart to me. As my professor, he offered me more grace than I could comprehend and more kindness than I realized a relative stranger could extend. Without questioning me and without asking for my full story, he met me where I am. I graduated because this man put himself in my shoes as best as he could and sought to understand what my life looks like. I am forever grateful to Professor Kupfer.