Dr. Kim Metcalfe became a huge inspiration for me. The first time I took one of her classes, she literally told all of us, “you are all beautiful” at the end of each class. This simple phase made me see that there were professors that actually cared for your education. She made me feel welcome, important, and that I mattered. I was still a kid trying to figure out what to do with my life and hearing her story made me want to become a better version of myself because if she could do it, so can I. I am now a proud preschool teacher at a local school helping children reach their potential, and I love it. Thank you Dr. Metcalfe.