The Voices of Volcanoes: Interview with Volcanologist - Dr. Diana Roman

12.17.2020 - By PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast

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In this episode we had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. Diana Roman, a volcanologist at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC!  Diana is not only a spectacular and prolific researcher, but she is an excellent communicator of all things volcanoes! 

In this interview we talk to Dr. Roman about a wide range of topics including her career trajectory and former life as an economist and venture capitalist!  Now, Dr. Roman is a leading researcher into volcano seismicity, or the earthquakes associated with volcanoes and volcanic eruptions.  Diana draws an analogy to volcanoes and famous vocalists, in that the pitch of a volcano's earthquakes changes through time! 

We also discuss Dr. Roman's path to geoscience, what her career path looked like, and what it is like being a high-profile woman in the sciences!  She also discusses the future of volcano research, and how the field can go from pattern recognition to a deeper understanding of the processes of volcanism on Earth.

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