The MSD program was an extremely distinctive program – from the structure of the curriculum to multiple campus workshops and to the unique field trip abroad for the entire cohort. As a low-residency student and one who also maintained a full-time career while in the graduate program, I appreciated the intensive 3-semester structure that supported my lifestyle and schedule. The education and experiences were second to none, and my graduate degree has allowed me to explore other avenues of design and contribute to my community, specifically making it one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the United States.