The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) has selected Joseph Romano, Professor of Statistics and Economics at Stanford University, as its LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year. An IMS Fellow, Joseph (Joe) Romano is a pre-eminent scholar in statistics and econometrics. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of resampling, computer-intensive methods for nonparametric inference, and multiple hypothesis testing. These publications, along with three co-authored books, have impacted fields ranging from econometrics to climate science. Romano has developed many new statistical tools, such as subsampling and the stationary bootstrap. One of his letters of support noted that he “pioneered novel uses of randomization tests…[leading to] a renewed interest in their use in economics.” Romano is an advocate for all students and an inspiration to many LGBTQ+ students at Stanford. His advice for the next generation of LGBTQ+ STEM professionals? “Enjoy the process, life is learning, and you are always evolving. Be authentic, patient, and stay in the moment.”