Tenerife, Canary Islands
Lydia Whittaker, GeoIntern, Summer 2018
Lydia Whittaker is an aspiring volcanologist and B.Sc. Geology student at The University of Manchester. She writes about her experience as a GeoIntern, working on CO2 degassing in El Hierro and Teide for GeoTenerife.
‘Scientist (noun): a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.’*
Being a scientist is more than that. Being a scientist is tough, and just because you did a module on volcanoes in university doesn’t mean you’re now a volcanologist.This title should only be given to someone who has faced some of the extreme conditions that may be experienced in the field and come out the other side just as enthusiastic.
Preparing for a place on GeoIntern, a summer programme run by