14 February 2012
Have a heart.
Strangely enough, I actually like the sulfur smell you get around fumaroles. Guess that means I’m well suited to be a volcanologist.
Jessica Ball is the Science Policy Fellow at the Geological Society of America's Washington DC office, where she is learning about the intersection of Earth science and legislative affairs. Her PhD dissertation in volcanology focused on how water affects the stability of cooling lava domes, and involved both field investigations and numerical modeling applications. Her blogging covers a range of topics, from her experiences in graduate school to science outreach and communication to her field and lab work in volcanology.