Alex Demas is a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Alex received a Master’s degree in environmental science and policy from American University and now covers outreach and communications for the Energy and Minerals Mission at the USGS. Alex routinely works with USGS researchers to share the agency’s scientific findings and activities with the agency’s partners and the public using traditional outreach as well as social media. Alex has been involved in the USGS response to the 2018 Kilauea eruption; Hurricanes Harvey, Sandy, and Isaac; the 2016 and 2011 Mississippi River floods; and gas hydrate explorations in the Indian Ocean and Alaska North Slope. During “Observing Seafloor Methane Seeps at the Edge of Hydrate Stability,” Alex will document scientific discoveries for USGS stakeholders and share the wonder of his first oceanographic cruise with USGS partners, the media, and the public.