It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of UVA Startalk this year. From the very beginning, during the application process even, my expectation was that this particular program would be both very competitive (to get accepted) but also very rewarding. I am happy to say that, at its conclusion, UVA Startalk exceeded my expectations. I attribute much of this to the exceptional peers I had met in attendance; not since graduate school have I felt surrounded by individuals who were focused on the work at hand and committing their all. Through and through, despite the program being delivered this year entirely virtually, I always felt connected due to the passion with which my colleagues shared their wonderful ideas. Overall, to date I would rank UVA Startalk as the best overall Startalk program I have taken part in to date.