I am thankful to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy for this opportunity of a lifetime. Being selected as a Hennessy Fellow is extremely fulfilling. It means Hennessy and TMCF believe I represent the same level of excellence they both strive for every day. The exposure to Hennessy corporate executives, professional mentorship, networking events, and financial assistance, is deeply appreciated because these opportunities are not always afforded to HBCU grad students. As a Hennessy Fellow, and future global leader, I also have a responsibility to unlock the door of opportunity for others and pay it forward, so I can create a perpetual cycle that ultimately uplifts the entire community.