TRAC has been a part of my life for the past two and a half years. Much of how I have grown and changed since then I owe to this program. I don't think I could have ever anticipated how rigorous, exciting, and mind expanding TRAC would be for me. The community is wonderful and the work rewarding -- but the most fun, interesting, and powerful thing about TRAC for me is its almost outrageously optimistic and student centered philosophy. The students steer the boat, and that fact breathes new life into TRAC every semester. From my days in the TRAC 100 class, to TRACing from abroad my junior year, to teaching the TRAC seminar as a senior, TRAC has always kept me on my feet and always kept me reaching new heights.