My name is Arden. I am a 3rd year undergraduate at UCLA, and I only recently realized just how many of my wonderful professors are barely making enough money for them and their families to have stable lives in LA. UCLA and the UC system must step up and provide good wages and real benefits for all their lecturers and educators, and not lay anyone off during this pandemic. They are essential, they make the UC work, and the UC must treat its educators with the dignity we all deserve. The UC has value because of its educators. The UC works because they do.