Dr. Evrim Baran is always positive, caring, approachable, empathetic and supportive and never judgmental. She extensively goes above and beyond to ensure that our needs are met. She is well-known for her human-centered design approach where she engages in an empathetic listening to students to understand as a first step their needs and struggles as well as physical and mental states. She has provided spaces and opportunities for my academic/professional, growth and development. Her thoughtful and caring manner while providing guidance and support is very much appreciated. Thank you for being the most incredible supervisor, adviser, mentor, and motivator. Thank you for your care and trust and for believing in me. I am forever grateful.