I am a doctoral student in the Higher and Postsecondary Education (HPSE) program at Teachers College in Columbia University. My program prepares future scholars and higher education practitioners to become critical thinkers and active members of the community. Our training involves an in-depth look at higher education as an enterprise, considering the many layers involved and impact such as the student, the organization, and the society. Being part of this program allows me to deepen my knowledge on how higher education functions in our society and the mechanisms to make it both accessible and effective. Some courses to highlight thus far include Purposes and Policies in Higher Education and College & University Administration and Organization.