Thank you to the Geological Society of America for selecting me as their first ever Science Communications Fellow. It’s been so interesting to help determine what scientific articles in the four GSA journals might spark the media and the public’s attention, and be digestible to a lay audience. There’s certainly a fascinating story behind every article, but yes, some stories will catch on more than others. Geology can be hard for laypeople to see the relevance in. As part of the fellowship I attended the 2017 Annual Meeting in Seattle. What fun to be immersed once again in geologists (over 7,000 of them) and catch some of the buzz on the latest research. My role in helping write press releases for the meeting and talking with journalists covering the talks gave me a new perspective.