My name is Jill Bakehorn. I have been a lecturer for the UC system since 2010 and at UC Berkeley since 2013. A June 30th lay-off would mean that my commitment and dedication to educating and mentoring students is not valued. It would mean the relationships I have forged with students, staff, and other faculty are not valued. It would mean the service work that I do for the university is not valued. It would mean that the career I have built over a decade is over and a loss of meaningful, fulfilling work and financial security.