Growing up, I always had my nose in a book. Reading took me to places I could only visit in dreams. Wellesley made those dreams become a reality. Wellesley provided a safe and supportive space that allowed my curiosity to grow and flourish, assisted by professors whose primary goal was to develop analytical and intellectual passion in their students. This intellectual rigor, coupled with deep, long-lasting friendships continues to impact my life's journey far beyond the four years I spent on Lake Waban's shores. I am truly grateful for my Wellesley education.