This site chronicles my journeys researching various volcanoes and other geologic features around the world. I recently graduated from California State University – Los Angeles with a Master of Science in Geology. This is proof-positive that people with B.A.s in History can go on to live productive lives! In all seriousness, I love volcanoes, subduction zone tectonics, deep trenches, and anything that allows me to learn more about the world around us. I’ve been lucky enough to work at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, participate in National Science Foundation-funded research in Death Valley and on a cruise to the Loihi Seamount, help collect samples for the CRONUS-Earth project, and spend time as a Graduate Student Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Corny geology jokes are always welcome. Feel free to ask questions and spread the word to anyone who might be interested!