The GEM award is an initiative started by the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS) at California State University San Marcos; my current institution. CHABSS asked students to voluntarily write in and tell how their professors are “Going the Extra Mile” (GEM) for them, especially during this time of Covid-19. The college then shares the kudos with the professor and its social media networks. I was featured on the college’s social media platforms as a GEM professor based on the feedback gotten from students. In addition, I received a message from the Dean of the college Dr. Mathews recognizing the impact and support I am extending to my students during this time. It is a good and noble thing when your work and effort is being recognized. I am truly glad to be a part of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS) here at CSUSM. I feel seen acknowledged and appreciated. I am thankful to all my colleagues for their congratulatory messages as well as for the immense support I have received from them so far. I enjoy teaching and it brings me great joy to know that our students feel supported during this difficult time.