Dr. Alice Reinarz (Austin, Texas) has been an educator throughout her career. She has been affiliated with large public universities. . . that all have good football teams. . . including UT-Austin, U-Michigan, and Texas A&M. Holding a BA and PhD from UT-Austin, she has taught in all areas of Microbiology and, most recently, seminars on Leadership for Women. An advocate for student success, she had various administrative roles including Director of Academic Advising, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Assistant Provost for Admissions. A personal priority has been striving for balance between work and family, a perspective she tries to share in mentoring women in early stages of their careers. She is grateful for impacts of Leadership Texas, Leadership America and Leadership International in her own experience and a current opportunity to interact with the amazing members of the Board of Leadership Women.