I recently returned from the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) in Austin, TX where I presented both an oral and a poster presentation. My oral presentation, “Physiological Stress and Pathogen Infection in Larval Salamanders from Agricultural Wetlands”, was on one of my dissertation chapters and my poster presentation, “Morphological Variation between two widely distributed populations of Plethodon albagula (Caudata: Plethodontidae)”, was a continuation of work that I began as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin. To my surprise, the poster presentation won the Victor Hutchinson Award (Morphology and Physiology) from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles! I had a great time visiting with current and future colleagues. Many thanks to the local hosts and organizing societies for a successful, fun, and engaging meeting.