The following mentors profoundly influenced me. * **Danny Hermes** introduced me to the world of software. He's highest-performing programmer I've ever worked with and also a role model as a person. * **Clara Meister** is an exemplary researcher in many aspects including communication, problem-solving ability, and combining research disciplines. * **Ryan Cotterell** introduced me to linguistics. He challenges me to think differently, and his love of learning inspires me. * I aim to think and communicate with the clarity of **Ellie Pavlick**. * **Quoc V. Le** inspires me to dream big and redefined the word "humble" for me.