I was saddened to read about Professor Alan Krueger’s passing. He was assigned as the second reader on my Woodrow Wilson School senior thesis, which examined market incentives in environmental policy. I remember being struck by Professor Krueger’s evident intellect, but what really stays with me was the kindness and gentleness with which he conveyed constructive criticism. 

I’m reminded of the Maya Angelou quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”