Caden Howlett is a PhD candidate in Geosciences at the University of Arizona, broadly interested in the processes that create and destroy mountain belts. He is a field-based structural geologist who integrates geologic mapping and field observation with low-temperature thermochronology, thermal history modeling, geochronology, and geochemistry. Caden’s work considers these data in a regional context that enables the testing and/or creation of tectonic and geodynamic models. He has active projects in the western USA, south-central Andes (Argentina and Chile), and southern Tibet. Caden is passionate about science communication, writing on topics in science and philosophy on his Instagram and creating YouTube videos that focus primarily on the dissemination of physical science research and tips for success at the undergraduate and graduate level.