Now that I proudly hold the title of Doctor of Education, I can see more clearly how far I have come. When COVID-19 derailed my first dissertation, I needed statistical consulting for my new project. My own advisor was more of a ‘conceptual’ person. So, I contacted Alison, who then referred me to Nikki. Working with Nikki Alioto was one of the most enjoyable and enriching professional relationships in my academic career. Nikki was genuinely interested in my project, asked all the right questions, and guided me in conducting and interpreting my study. I learned a lot from our sessions, and felt competent and confident during my defense, which I passed with no revisions.