My name is Stephanie Flint. This is my first year at UCSD and I work for the Analytical Writing Program. My department hasn’t been able to re-hire any of us new employees because of uncertainty with the school’s funding. The Analytical Writing Program is a very important program that helps at-risk students. Shrinking the program would shrink the program’s effectiveness and the students will suffer from such cut backs. As a new instructor, losing this position is devastating for my academic career and will bring upon many financial hardships for me and my family.