My name is Caroline. I am an alumnus of the Class of 2020. For me, a June 30th lay-off means the UC system losing its most valuable, hard-working and committed workers, its lecturers. My undergrad experience would have gone from amazing to average (and at worse miserable), had i not had the support and guidance and mentorship of some lecturers. Protect them, prioritize them. Our students would be lost without them.