Megan Damico is a 4th-year Ph.D. Candidate at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where she studies microbial ecology and evolution of the honeybee gut microbiome in the Raymann Lab. Megan is a science communicator and policy advocate specializing in microbiology and environmental policy. Megan is the Southern Hub Chair of the National Science Policy Network and co-founded Spartans for Science and Policy at UNCG and the North Carolina Students for Science Policy Coalition. Reflections on her work in science policy and advocacy can be found in the North Carolina Audubon Society blog and the American Society for Microbiology. In addition, you can connect with Megan on Twitter (@MicrobialMeg) or through her website (