Becoming a search advocate was the tipping point in my understanding of, and dedication to, social justice and a lifelong pursuit of personal growth and development. The search advocate program teaches me an awareness of implicit biases, structural biases, equitable hiring practices, and inclusivity in the workplace. It also gives me the tools and the language to help those around me grow in their understanding and challenge those inequities, inside and out of the search process. It empowers me to feel as though I could actually effect change within our institution and make a difference. In serving the university in a unique way, outside of my typical duties, search advocacy also allows me to network with units and folks I would not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.