Our team is delighted that Stephanie Cruz joined UW ADVANCE as a Graduate Research Associate in October of 2014. Stephanie’s primarily responsibility is creating content for our LEAD-it-Yourself! program. When completed, LEAD-it-Yourself! will host an online user community space and offer a planning toolkit that enables academic institutions to plan and deliver diversity-related faculty leadership workshops. Stephanie has brought a fresh perspective to the team, surfacing critical issues to the program’s success. She asks excellent questions and approaches problem solving with a keen and curious mind. Overall, Stephanie is an intelligent, inquisitive, involved, thoughtful, warm, and professional colleague. We’re thrilled to continue working with Stephanie during the coming months and (hopefully) years!