In fall 2008, I was a declared French and Political Science double major, despite never having studied French before. It was a difficult undertaking to be seated next to people who had either traveled to France, French-speaking African countries or islands, especially when I could not even fully piece together sentences. But, I was determined and most of my professors were deeply committed to my success. If it were not for my French Department mentors and advocates, I would have fallen behind. Instead, they worked with me long after class had ended, on most days, to practice with me, and to remind me that I, too, could graduate with a French degree from Bryn Mawr College. Currently, I am Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's press secretary for his reelection campaign, and I am able to use my French while liaising with French media outlets and members of the local Haitian community. Recently, I graduated with a Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Northeastern University.