In this Streaming Science video, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student Michael Meier explains his current research in plant pathology, which focuses on root and soil microbiomes. Meier explains the importance of his work and opportunities that UNL provides. He also discusses his passion for science and the importance of science communication. Meier is a member of the UNL graduate student organization SCImPLE (Science Communication Impacting Policy, Learning, and Engagement). This video was produced by UNL AESC student Cassandra Huck as a final project for ALEC 241. Streaming Science is an undergraduate student-driven project-based learning science literacy program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The mission of Streaming Science is to introduce public audiences, especially middle and high school students and teachers, to real-world scientists and critical agricultural and environmental research through multiple interactive communication platforms.