I was quite nervous being a new fish in the massive ocean of “adulthood.” With my first job that has sky-rocketed my career, I had faith that my family, friends, and colleagues would be encouraging and helpful. However, I soon realized that another cohort soon enough were just as supportive as my loved ones: my fellow Vanpool riders! Many gave me tips on dealing with people, bosses, UCLA processes, and the whole nine yards. After a few months, they even told me about openings in their department that would advance my career. The driver started calling me his niece and that was when I realized that these people are not only my fellow commuters, but they’re now my family! I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for making the transition into adulthood a complete breeze!