Elaine Hood, ASC Communications, left a career in education to work for the US Antarctic Program prime contractor in 1998. Her role for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) includes working closely with the media, NSF-sponsored Artists and Writers, and teachers. She coordinates education outreach, and answers questions from the general public about Antarctica. She works closely with the seasonal employees who work “on the Ice” to ensure they follow media and social media guidelines as requested by the NSF. Elaine also manages the Antarctic Photo Library, which is a repository of thousands of photos (http://photolibrary.usap.gov/). On a personal note, Elaine has spent time in Antarctica for the past seventeen years, including stints at McMurdo station, the South Pole and a visit last year to Palmer Station. She has lived and worked around the world, and Antarctica remains at the top of the list for the most fascinating place she’s ever been.