"We asked each student who was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor's Society this semester to name the one faculty member who has most supported them in their academic excellence, and who exemplifies the highest degree of intellectual rigor and passion in their own academic pursuits." - Phi Beta Kappa
I am continually inspired by the work that my students do, and yet it is rare, as a professor, to find ONE student who embodies a truly brilliant mind, a deeply compassionate heart, a critical global awareness, and an unwavering commitment to putting in the hard work that it takes to repair and support your community. This one student's dedication to the cause of migrants and refugees is astounding, and I can only imagine how many lives she will impact in the years ahead. Singlehandedly, she makes me feel better about the future of our world.
I want to thank Karly Hampshire for this highest of honors, and mostly, for being a constant source of inspiration for me.