On International Women’s Day I have so many things I want to say. Primarily I’d like to thank my amazing super-hero of a mother for the way in which she raised me and my brother. I was in awe of her as a small child and as I’ve gotten older my childhood suspicion that she was in fact super woman has only grown. I’ve never seen someone who can stay up so late taking care of her family and return day after day to the classroom to deliver such passionate lectures. I am inspired every day by her amazing juxtaposition of traits. She is simultaneously the quintessential nurturer and the ever curious scholar. She is my inspiration.