This year has been challenging to say the least. Dr. Grudens-Schuck has remained caring and extremely helpful through the pandemic, natural disasters, and personal conflicts. Although we’ve lost the ability to meet in person, she has continued to help me with coursework and thesis development with weekly personal and GA student check-ins. She not only cares about our work at ISU but has devoted time to understand our personal lives with children, dogs, job hunts, etc. She is not only my Major Professor, but she is a great mentor to have in my academic and professional career.