Liam Norris is a PhD student at the Jackson School of Geosciences. He has a B.S. in Geology with a specialization in biology from Texas A&M University, where he also conducted research on Pennsylvanian seed ferns preserved in coal balls. Liam¬ís research interests are based around paleoecology, and he hopes to further study the connection that ecosystems have with other Earth systems, specifically during extinction events. Liam is also interested in scientific outreach and worked at the Houston Museum of Natural Science where he developed the skills to make science approachable to all people. He believes that all people should be given the chance to understand science, and that greater education for all will lead to a healthier society in the future.