This August, I took on a new role as director of the Conflict Transformation (CT) Collaborative at Middlebury. Before this, my work with the Engaged Listening Project at the College had brought me in as this grant was being developed. Moving from a focus on the undergraduate college to the director role follows the sudden loss of our provost this summer. I am grateful to Michelle McCauley (now interim provost) for the foundational work she did in launching the CT Collaborative. It has been wonderful to connect to colleagues at many different parts of Middlebury and I look forward to the work ahead.