My experiences with the gifted population started at a very young age. For years, I listened to my mom advocate for the gifted population as part of her occupation as a coordinator for gifted education in Lake County, Illinois. Then in 1997, I moved out to Colorado and began interning at a testing center for the gifted while working on my degree in school psychology. This experience allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the academic and social/emotional needs of the gifted and twice exceptional. In 2005, I was blessed with my first child who clearly falls under the twice exceptional umbrella and has been identified as GT through the schools. Although he is GT in many ways, he is also an underachiever and often looks “average” in the eyes of his teachers. In 2009, my daughter was born and, although she has not yet been identified GT, she is much more likely to be a traditional gifted and talented learner who is also a high achiever. These personal experiences have helped me tremendously in my work with GT and 2e students.