This journey started from a simple research paper I wrote in my grad class this summer based on my copious practitioner experience coupled with literature evidence. And with the suggestion of one of my amazing professors, morphed into a topic proposal and it got accepted, and now here I was presenting to university professors, deans, principals and doctorate students. I was around like-minded people who are advocating for teachers and students, and who are fighting for social justice and inspire action everyday. I am so humbled to be part of this profession, and to hear their stories on trust building in their schools. Who knows, I may end up doing a Ph.D. on this topic some day!