Samuel Goodchild is an Associate Editor at Springer Nature working within the Earth and Environmental Sciences journals group out of Heidelberg, Germany. Sam started his publishing career at Springer Nature in 2018 having worked in a number of varied professions from engineering geology to teaching. He advises on, guides and develops 15 open access and hybrid journals in Geoscience and related fields. Since 2019 he has been a co-chair of SN Women an employee network dedicated to gender DE&I. He graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with an MSc In Geology, BSc in Biology and Geology and a BA in English.