My name is Lauren Valles and I’m a second year at UCLA. For me, a June 30th lay-off means that some of the most incredible educators I’ve had throughout my time at UCLA will be without work. The lecturers I’ve had the pleasure of learning from are the most empathetic, knowledgable, and dedicated individuals I’ve encountered in the academic spaces of UCLA. They DESERVE to be valued by the UC system. A June 30th lay-off would mean for me and countless other students a devastating blow to the quality of our education.