World Renowned Volcanologist Wants Politics to Include More STEM Leaders

October 25, 2017
Updated 6mo ago
Jess Phoenix has studied volcanoes everywhere from the Mojave desert to Mauna Loa. But she's putting her scientific career on hold to to run for California’s 25th district in the upcoming midterms. She joins Cheddar to talk about how recent political attitudes on climate change inspired her to run for congress, and how her unique scientific focus as a volcanologist has prepared her for politics.