I knew that she was starting a huge new study, and asked if I could work for her. She agreed, and the next year I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Working on her study, which was a national study in collaboration with two other universities, I learned so much about research, language disorder testing, and how to create therapy materials. She even gave me an opportunity to lecture to her class about it!
When I started looking for a job, she gave me a recommendation that was so generous that people commented on it. I feel I owe so much of my early career to her support.
I like to think her legacy will live forever in the students like me she sent out in the world to care for the children who will be the future of the world. I will miss her.