This year, my friend and mentor, Dr. Meg Lowman asked me to join a panel session at the first annual Women in Science Summit hosted at the California Academy of Sciences. Although I was very honored to be on the panel, I wasn’t quite sure what I was to speak about other than my time in the Amazon with my students, both male and female. Meg told me not to worry it would be easy. Ha! She said the same thing when I presented at the Cal Academy Tree Summit in 2015. Even though things did not go as planned that day, a quick summation of my finer points in bullet-point fashion saved the day and it turned out that what I perceived as a disaster, was in fact a success.