I’ve never thought of the graduate school application process as creating a dialogue until Stephanie Tansey joined my application journey. Stephanie helps people write and speak so they are heard. She mentored me with different dialogue skills while I was at Beijing Normal University and interned at ECCN. With her support, in the spring of 2018 I got my admission letter from Harvard Graduate School of Education with an $11,000 scholarship. I am grateful to be accepted to such a world-class university, but more importantly, I discovered a new way to apply my dialogue skills.