Filming with Dr. Jessica Johnson

At the beginning of September, Heather, Sam and Sol made a trip to the University of East Anglia to film with Dr. Jessica Johnson.

Dr. Jessica Johnson is a lecturer in geophysics in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. She did her MSci in Geophysics at the University of Leeds and her PhD in Volcano Seismology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research focuses on volcano geophysics and specifically on the role of fluids in the subsurface.

She has held research positions at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the University of Bristol, and her most recent project involves using small earthquakes to monitor stress in the ground around the recent eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. In particular, she is investigating the conditions that lead to the end of an eruption, which will help people who are homeless because of the volcano.

Jessica contributed to videos about the formation of volcanos and the effects of natural disasters on the environment. She also shared some excellent advice for children hoping to pursue a career in science. Thanks again to Jessica and the rest of the team at the UEA for supporting the filming session!