As a student at a fairly large university, it can be tough sometimes to feel connected and supported. There is, however, one man who truly is dedicated to listening to students and following through with the work he does. That would be Dr. Peter Konwerski, Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Student Affairs here at GW. To begin with, Dr. Konwerski is extremely transparent and his presence on twitter at GW is actually one of the most comforting things we have. He really is at access to students and connects with us constantly. On top of that, Dr. Konwerski is a professor in the Human Services department and teaches a phenomenal class which I had the pleasure of taking last year. Even in that class you felt down to earth and devoted to the topics at hand and Dr. Konwerski was fantastic at giving us ample time for discussion and dialogue rather than just lecture at us. Dr. Konwerski has also been incredibly supportive with all of my endeavors, always being patient with crazy ideas like the Before I Die Wall and most recently being so helpful with TEDxFoggyBottom. Overall, Dr. Konwerski is an absolute asset to our university and his leadership, balance, and compassion is inspiring and empowering. Dr. Konwerski, thank you so much for being such a genuine man and for being a great professor! Thank you for such a fantastic experience with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and for all the support and help you give so many students. Thank you for your dedication to service and helping our world. Thank you for all of your advice and feedback this summer with CI and thank you for just being a superb part of this wonderful institution that I call home.