Congratulations to Debbie Gerardi, who recently defended her doctoral dissertation in art education at Florida State University! Whether it was a global pandemic, return to K-12 work, or collecting data across multiple state lines, Debbie always persevered and showed a tenacity to overcome whatever life and academics threw at her. I am honored to have served as Debbie’s major professor. Congratulations, Dr. Gerardi! I am proud of you!