Attending a school with a 70% female population and an overall 5-10% non Caucasian population can be stressful and isolating. I realized the second semester of my freshman year that I was not where I wanted to be, but I also realized that my two theatre directors and said department itself was so implacable that my future career in theatre would suffer if I were to depart from their teachings. They treat us like true adults and colleagues should we earn it, showing and preparing us for the real professional theatre world through tough but endearing lessons. It's because of these two people that I've remained at my college, and only them. They've made everything that distresses me about my college worth it and so much more. Once I graduate, I know I'll finally be able to call them my friends, coworkers, and employers.