Dr. Rosa is ALWAYS there for me. His unconditional support is, undoubtedly, the reason I am where I am today. As a doctoral student, I have had many opportunities to give up when things get difficult. However, he is an extremely supportive and understanding advisor, an amazing human being, and a man that I can call my friend and academic father. I am beyond proud of being her academic daughter and I look forward to making him proud. He represents the reason why I do not feel like a number at ISU, he has taught me what an advisor should be, he is the antithesis of the abusive advisor horror stories we all know about. Dr. Rosa is an amazing human being, a role model, a loving and caring person. I am so very proud to call him my mentor, advisor, my friend.