My initial thoughts after being accepted to dental school were filled with uncertainty regarding the type of experience awaiting me, the connections I would make, and the opportunities destined for a minority student amidst a cohort of 140 classmates. A profound sense of reassurance washed over me after learning that Midwestern CDMI was initiating its inaugural SNDA chapter during my first year. For me, SNDA embodies a sanctuary, a platform for service, a realm of advocacy, a hub for networking, and so much more. This organization has brought about substantial positive change for individuals who share our backgrounds, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to its enduring legacy.