With over 20 years of public speaking experience, Jess knows how to engage an audience and spark imaginations. From formal university settings, to specialized science communication, to invited talks for community groups, Jess is skilled at reaching people of all ages and backgrounds. Her ability to tell fascinating stories mixed with healthy doses of interesting, factual material keeps crowds wanting more.

Jess has appeared as a subject matter expert and invited speaker on CNN International, CBS, NBC, PBS, the TEDx stage, and more. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Fast Company, Gizmodo, and by Science magazine, Nature magazine, The Verge, Vox, AJ+, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, Buzzfeed, and numerous other local, national, and international media outlets. The nonprofit Jess founded, Blueprint Earth, has been featured in Popular Science magazine, and by NPR affiliates WBEZ Chicago and KPCC Los Angeles. 

To book Jess for a speaking engagement, please email info@volcanojess.com

TEDx: The Secret of the Planetary Renaissance

KTLA: Interview about Kilauea Volcano

Seeker: Volcanology with Jess Phoenix

Fox11: Interview about Kilauea Volcano