After graduating with my M.Ed in EDEA in 2017, I decided to continue my education and apply to the doctoral program. One of the main reasons I decided to continue my education are the EDEA faculty. Not only are they leaders in our field, but they are extremely supportive and affirming of my research interests and career goals. Had I not pursued my Masterʻs in this program I would not have ever considered the possibility of pursuing a terminal degree. I am very grateful for this opportunity, and cannot say enough good things about my experiences in this department.