"Joan really helped me to develop as a young adult. It's trying times - figuring out who you are. Everyone around you is advising with the best of intentions, but Joan helped me see that those views are valid based on their experiences and desires, but that my desires may not align. And I may not have the same experiences. It was very liberating. I feel like I have progressed in building ME since then. Joan really believed in me. That meant (and still means) a lot."