Professor Harris is outstanding in everything that she does. Constantly encouraging students to be find their inner sociologist, she embodies an open mind and a diverse cultural background. She has a motherly touch to teaching as well as a courageous and confident attitude. She is an enthusiast to say the least and always manages to make sociology class enjoyable and interactive. She juggles a very busy life yet always comes to class prepared and with a positive mindset. Professor Harris repeatedly treats her students with respect and kindness. Every single student is gaining something from her lectures and I know from personal experience that she is very influential and inspiring. I hope that through this award, she understands the tremendous positive impact she is making at UW. Thank you to Professor Harris for making my first quarter at UW so much fun and enabling me to find a passion in studying sociology!