When I was asked if I would be interested in becoming the Director for the Life Science Scholar program I did not think twice to say yes. I started working at UVM in 2015, teaching introductory and advance course in Biology, however, my teaching/research career spans over two decades. Over the years, I have had amazing students, all of whom have struggle one way or another during their first year. Most of the struggle is due to the lack of a community of peers they can rely for support. I am so happy to learn you have formed long-term friendships, that the LSS community enhanced your academic experience, and that through you research experience in CURE and during the Nobel Prize TAP courses, you will continue pursuing your passion in science with realistic expectations of how science really works. Thank you all for a fantastic year!