Gavin Tolometti is an advocate for science communication, outreach, and planetary science research, focusing on topics such as how space exploration provides benefits for people, how planetary science needs to be communicated to the public, and lunar exploration and remote sensing science. He currently works as an Outreach Coordinator with Western Engineering’s Outreach team, and prior he was a postdoctoral associate at the Western University’s Earth Science department and Institute for Earth and Space Exploration. His research focused on understanding how lava flows on Earth, similar to lunar and Martian lava flows, were emplaced based on radar observation data. He has a background in geologic fieldwork, geochemistry, mineralogy, remote sensing, and planetary image analysis. As a science communicator, he spends his free time running his space podcast called “The Diaries of Space Explorers” and recently jump started an initiative to bring a stronger understanding of how the space sector contributes to society, called “Awareness of Space”.