I began performing granular physics research during my Ph.D. where I focused on using rock physics models to understand the in-situ properties of sand. More and more, I am fascinated by the topic, especially because there is so much to learn about how microscale features organize to create emergent properties that geophysicist typically measure (e.g., seismic velocities). With developments in discrete element models, high-performance computing, and synchrotron-based x-ray microtomography, I believe that granular media physics studies will continue to be an exciting area of research for decades to come.