As a mentor, the most important thing I can do for my students is to help them develop their own ideas and questions. I focus on teaching students to apply findings from vision research to real-world problems, and a key part of this is encouraging them to bring their own perspectives to the work. I focus on developing their technical skills in programming, analysis and presentation as well as helping them to develop as thinkers and scientists. Students gain these skills through a mix of individual meetings and lab-wide discussions meant to help everyone learn together. As your mentor, I want you to have the tools you need to take your knowledge into the world and have the impact you want, asking the questions you want answers to, and helping all of us understand the complexity of the visual world.