The Textile Society of America has had a special place in my heart since I presented at their conference in 2018. It was my first conference presentation, my first time in Canada, and I made my first ‘conference buddy’ Jenn, who I got to see again in London. In 2018 Jenn was the recipient of the TSA Professional/Student Award, and I am stoked to be following in her footsteps as one of the recipients for 2020. I hope to receive the award in person in Boston this Fall. Only time will tell!