Diana Roman talks volcanoes, career on PlanetGeo podcast

Carnegie’s Diana Roman collecting samples from Alaska’s Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active volcanoes in the Aleutians.  Tana Volcano on Chuginadak Island isn in the background. Photo is courtesy of Anna Barth of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Diana Roman collects samples at Alaska's Cleveland Volcano. Photo Credit: Anna Barth
Thursday, December 17, 2020 

EPL volcanologist Diana Roman discusses why it's important to study volcanoes, how a volcano's "voice" changes over time, her career path, and what it's like being a high-profile woman in the sciences on a recent PlanetGeo Podcast. 

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Show notes from the PlanetGeo Podcast Website:

"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. 

Give this interview a listen; we think you'll learn something interesting!  As always, if you enjoyed this episode we simply ask that you share it with someone who you think will get something from it too!"