My name is Christie McCullen and this is my 3rd year as a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz. For me, a June 30th lay-off would not just mean job loss and all the troubles that go with it. It would also mean abandoning students I’ve mentored and taught for 3 years. It would mean the end of programs I’ve developed that train new teachers. When lecturers are let go, it harms the whole campus, not just those individual teachers.