My name is Melissa Bender. This is my 9th year teaching professional writing at UC Davis. A June 30 layoff would decrease the quality of education for UC undergraduates. Like me, many UC lecturers and librarians work one-on-one and in small classroom settings with undergraduates. We provide students with personalized educational experiences that they won’t get in large lecture courses. I’m an excellent instructor, but not exceptional, as there are many, many UC lecturers who are likewise excellent and committed instructors. Without us, our undergraduate students will suffer.