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Episode Info:

Jess Phoenix is fortunate enough to have parents, who were both FBI agents, that put on bulletproof vests as they went to work everyday. They were great role models, and Jess could see a less conventional career path. Though many people thought Jess, too, would become an FBI agent, she took to geology as she realized it was absolutely amazing and answered the fundamental questions about the world. She's tired of inside jobs, and as a geologist you can make a career out of going to interesting places and keep people safe.

She became a Volcanologist as the work is exciting and would save millions of people around the world, who are living near volcanoes and hazard areas. Life is dangerous but worthwhile.

Jess worked on 6 continents and Antarctica is on her list to explore. She wants our planet to be healthy, our homes and outdoors to be healthy not for this generation only, but for the next 10 generations that come down the pipeline.

Jess has been on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel as a scientist. She's been in all kinds of science magazines, NASA's magazines, The Radio and CNN.

Jess is even running for Congress because the guy she's running against is a climate science denier.

Adventures of Jess are wild.

She competed in the world's longest horse race which is around 660 miles across Mongolia. It was in this she was chased by a Mongolian biker wanting to assault her. Other times, she’s been chased by these Narco Traffickers of Mexico and she managed to chase them too.

Listen on to Jess, every minute in this episode is filled with real life action and drama, giving hair raising moments as she explains her crazy life experiences.

In This Episode you’ll learn:

  • The journey and the timeline for Jess Phoenix; where she started and what the path was like and how she ended up at the point where she is today
  • Why and where do most people lose their curiosity to the degree where they don't actually ever get to fully live themselves
  • What would somebody do to identify their values and how could one reinvent the value system to live life with more fulfillment or meaning
  • What does Jess do if she ever gets scared and what's her process of dealing with fear
  • Are there routines or some disciplines to get oneself ready for these hazardous types of environments like the volcanoes
  • What is the greatest lesson that Nature has taught Jess on her journey so far with it, she's been in 6 continents and Antarctica is on her mind
  • What's the overall life's mission for Jess moving forward out into the future
  • How would one who's stuck muster up courage to take risk to step outside the comfort zone
  • Why Jess was chased by Narco traffickers and why she had to chase them back.
  • What is Jess most proud of at this point and what makes her really smile the biggest
  • How big is it important for a scientist of earth to study the self
  • One message of inspiration to listeners


Guest Resources:

Jess runs a non-profit. They take students out to the desert, teach them how to do field research. It’s real hands on for students who never camped before.

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