Women's and Gender Studies and Information Science Graduate Student Gabriela Redwine
Mentoring Michelle has been a fantastic experience because of her passion and enthusiasm for intellectual work. This semester she presented at two conferences, attended some of my graduate Women's Studies classes, applied and got accepted to the summer program at Yale, and met regularly with me and our faculty supervisor (Sue Heinzelman), among other things. Her professionalism and intellectual engagement have inspired me to raise my own game. I see this reciprocity--mentor and mentee challenging each other--as the essence of the mentorship experience. I've been fortunate to have good mentors in my life who continue to guide and support me as I wander along. I take very seriously my responsibility to offer similar support to other people, regardless of age, and it is a privilege to be a part of a program that facilitates this type of personal and intellectual legacy.