Walk Through Fire with Jess Phoenix
Traveling the globe and discovering the secrets of the earth sounds like the purview of fictious adventurers like Indiana Jones and Robinson Crusoe. But for Jess Phoenix, it’s a daily reality. As a volcanologist, Phoenix braves sweltering deserts and frigid glaciers to study the earth’s volcanoes. Her “boots on the ground” approach to geology has taken her everywhere from the peaks of the Peruvian Andes to the wilds of the Grand Tetons. Ms. Adventure follows Phoenix on a break-neck journey across the globe, as she encounters narcos in Sinaloa, trudges through sewers in Cusco, and cements a place for herself in the male-dominated field of volcanology.
Jess Phoenix is a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist. She is a Fellow in the Explorers Club and Royal Geographical Society, a featured scientist on the Discovery and Science Channels, and an invited TEDx speaker.
Mike McInally is a freelance writer, editor and journalist in Corvallis. His career includes stints as the editor of newspapers in Montana and Oregon, including the Corvallis Gazette-Times and the Albany Democrat-Herald, where his duties included covering local arts and writing editorials. Read more at mikemcinally.com.