I’m currently finishing my first year of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies PhD program at Emory University. The demands of the doctoral program are great, but my time in UNCG’s MA program prepared me well for these challenges. In particular, my thesis work with Dr. Danielle Bouchard equipped me for the theoretical independence and creativity that doctoral work requires. My time teaching as an assistant and course instructor at UNCG gave me the experience and skills I’ll need as a TA at Emory next Fall. Since my MA graduation from UNCG last May, my accomplishments include getting a Laney Graduate School Fellowship, earning high grades in doctoral coursework, and serving as a co-managing editor of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience as a part of a research assistantship. I’m very grateful to all the faculty and administrative staff members of UNCG’s WGS program for giving me the education and support needed to continue my academic career.