While doing the science is amazing, getting to share it with others is just as special. I have personally tried making accessible communication of my work a goal throughout my time as a scientist with an enduring commitment to a wide range of science communication and community engagement activities. During graduate school I spoke with groups ranging from undergraduate freshman dorms, local community colleges, and university alumni. Outside of the academic world, my primary outreach activities have been facilitated through the National Geographic Society. Speaking at public-facing Nat Geo events in Washington D.C., Santa Cruz, and San Jose, and partnering with elementary classrooms virtually in Los Angeles and San Diego and in-person in San Mateo, I have had the opportunity to share the mysteries and beauty of the some of the lesser-known animals that call this planet home.