Not only did I graduate fully prepared to take on any challenge academically, but I ALSO graduated with lifelong friends and an amazing network of fantastic alums. Wellesley shapes its students into powerful, creative leaders. I can't imagine my life without it. It is a place that will always be home. I am in touch with former professors and still introduce them at conferences as my “advisors” even though at this stage people expect me to give that title only to my Ph.D. advisor. I can't really find all the words to describe what Wellesley means to me. It is more than a place, an education—it’s a way of life.