With a background in both the natural and social sciences, the founder of the FFE has seen firsthand how disjointed the various departments and disciplines often are at a public university. Thankfully though, that reality is changing. Many ivy league, trend-setting schools are actively using an interdisciplinary model for their graduate programs. This means that 'interdisciplinarity' will continue to have an increasing influence over all educational and professional arenas. The founder is very glad to see the positive change, and hopes to contribute policy to usher-in this new era of interdisciplinary thinking for everyone.