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Jess Phoenix

Jess Phoenixis executive director and cofounder of the environmental scientific research organization Blueprint Earth. Since 2008, she has been a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist. She works with universities and major research institutions to study lava flows and natural hazards, perform climate research on glaciers, and more. Jess is a fellow in the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society; a featured scientist on the Discovery and Science channels; and her writing has appeared on BBC Online, DailyKos, and Medium, as well as in magazine and local print publications. She’s delivered talks for TEDx, Mother Jones, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and the March for Science, Host of the CATASTROPHE! podcast, Jess was honored as a hometown hero by the Los Angeles Chargers football team for her work rescuing horses during California’s deadly wildfires in 2018.