The TA, Natasha Peterson in HD FS/GERON 373: Death as a Part of Living course has made me feel like a valued ISU community member. Natasha has encouraged and supported me to pursue graduate school. In this course, she and Professor Dr. Lee inspired me to follow my dream of becoming a Professor, and I learned a lot from the class. Natasha does an excellent job of connecting with students by listening and offering advice on how students can obtain their academic goals. She made me feel like I am capable of anything and that I shouldn’t limit myself. She taught me that if I work hard, I can achieve my goals of being a Professor or Hospice Director. I am glad I had Natasha as my TA in this course.