September 19 – 23, 2016, marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life as myself and 21 other adventurous souls start a fantastic new program at UC Irvine. This Human-Computer Interaction & Design (MHCID) program is the first of its kind at UC Irvine and one of only a few offered throughout the nation. The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is impressive, the Faculty + Assistants are impressive, and my fellow cohort members are impressive. This initial, fully-intensive residency week was a wonderful experience with tons of learning and connections made all while experiencing everything together without the normal distractions of our lives. We formed fantastic bonds and I really look forward to this year with everyone involved!