My parents taught us that education leads to opportunity. Life is about learning, meeting people, building community, and giving back. As a scholarship recipient myself, it was always my dream to be able to give back if and when I could. I’m very thankful that I had the opportunity to do so and honor my parents through the John E. Johnson, Ph.D., and Etta G. Johnson Fellowship Fund. The help of others made it possible for me to have a rich, rigorous, and rewarding design education experience at the GSD, so this fund is how I recognize the significance and power of what those people did for me and others like me. I encourage others to give as well, since education will help bring about the most change for our country and the world. It’s what we need to move forward, together.