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Esteban is a university professor, and I (Melissa) am going to write a little brag-post about him. Ten years ago, before we even started dating and had just started grad school, I asked him what he wanted to do with his degree. He quickly let me know that it was ambitious to dream about jobs at the beginning of a hard PhD program (one of the top economics programs in the world!), but he said that he loves to teach and hoped that he could be a professor someday. And here we are, degrees and jobs in-hand, and he is just an incredible professor. It is truly his gift, and it has been amazing to see him flourish. He loves his job so much and brings enthusiasm and passion to all of his classes. He cares deeply about his students and finds a way to make to challenging topics both interesting and accessible. He is very thoughtful in his teaching, and many of our conversations at home are thinking of ways to improve his classes (which I enjoy! I love being his support and sounding-board). Even though he is one of the youngest professors in his department, many of his colleagues have come to him for advice on their classes; his reputation as a beloved professor has gotten around! He has even spoken at a conference for professors about how to teach well! We love reading the reviews his students leave about him every semester. I am definitely bragging now, but “best professor at the university” is not an uncommon statement. I couldn’t be more proud of him for achieving his dreams. He is a hard-worker, but teaching well seems to come naturally to him. I know he will also flourish as an excellent, thoughful father who will always be thinking about how to do the best for his children. I can’t wait to see him fill that role!