One thing Mr. Smith said that really struck me is that life is a team sport. I'm the eldest of three children and thirteen grandchildren, so, naturally, I like to take control of situations and get things done on my own. I have learned, especially in my last two and a half years as a university student, that working together and being able to depend on others when needed is extremely important. It is so important to have that network of people to fall back on when things go awry. For example, my dad was a junior in Chemical Engineering here at Auburn when he experienced a collapsed lung. Because he had a good network of friends and was on good terms with his professors, he was able to pass all of his classes (except Organic Chemistry, but I think that's to be expected) and still graduate on time, without Zoom lectures, or even email. I've grown up hearing that story, and it helped me learn the importance of camaraderie and being interactive with professors, including going to their office hours.