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Jess Peláez
Jess Peláez is the founder and CEO of Blueprint Earth. Jess is a scientist, historian, equestrian, and adventurer. Her specialty is active volcanoes and natural hazards, and she has worked on projects spanning six continents. Jess has had professional relationships with the United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, California State University, Dassault Systèmes, and other Fortune 500 companies. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, and the Geophysical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association. Jess holds degrees from Smith College and California State University, and believes that interdisciplinary communication is key in all fields of study.

Entries by Jess Peláez

Dreaming of Dodos: The 40-Year Living Planet Index Challenge

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Think of the dodo. This extinct bird, flightless and synonymous with idiocy, has always poked quietly, gently at some dark corner of our minds. When we first learn about the dodo's demise at the hands of colonial explorers, we often joke about its intellect (or lack thereof). I'm willing to...

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Hey, Science, Let's See the Forest and the Trees

(5) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 3:20 PM

Many people may be unfamiliar with the topic of academic specialization, as it typically is only relevant to those pursuing graduate-level studies. Specialization in one field is standard these days, which means that the majority of scientists are experts in very specific, often narrow fields. This has significant implications for...

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