, the scientists considered the relationship between the heights reached by volcanic plumes and the corresponding vibrations to the surrounding ground and air that are simultaneously emitted.

For a young scientist, coauthoring a peer-reviewed journal is significant, Thompson said.

“This is an amazing accomplishment for any scientist, never mind someone who just graduated less than two years ago,” he said, giving credit to Iezzi’s dedication to her field.

“Alex’s perseverance and love of volcanoes has carried her to the nation's top volcano research institutes and active volcanoes around the world,” Thompson said. “Now, she has coauthored an article that has appeared in one of the top science journals in the world. The experiences she gained while at Connecticut College were truly eye-opening.”