Jazmin Scarlett standing in front of a mountainous landscape. Photo provided by Jazmin Scarlett
Jazmin Scarlett standing in front of a mountainous landscape. Photo provided by Jazmin Scarlett

Jazmin is a historical and social volcanologist, interested in how people live with volcanoes. With her research, so far, focusing on Caribbean and European volcanoes. She is also interested in education of geoscience through videogames and geo-cultural heritage of volcanoes. She is also currently a lecturer in physical geography at Newcastle University, UK. Her blogsite is: phdvolcanology.wordpress.com

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?


3 Do you have any pets?


4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?

Lots of volcanic rocks and fossils on display!

5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?


6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?


7 Do you speak any other languages?

Does Jamaican Patois count?

8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?


9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?


10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?


11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?


12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

The Good Place – it makes me laugh all the time!

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

Sleep in

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

My iPod, my bed and my Xbox

15 What beverage gives you life?


16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

I don’t think any did!

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

A meteorologist

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

The love and support from my family and friends.

19 What got you excited in science?

Learning how complex the earth is

20 What excites you about science now?

How complex volcanoes and people are!

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

Ice cream

22 What is a secret talent of yours?

Dancing without any music

23 What is your favorite game?

Crash Bandicoot 3

24 What is the last book you read?

Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

Your health comes first.

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?


27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

Be more open to people

28 What is the best way to de-stress?


29 What is the last thing you watched?

Dr. Who

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

A sheep skull

31 What is your favorite animal?


32 What is your favorite book?

Roots by Alex Haley

33 What is your favorite comfort food?

Caribbean soup

34 What is your favorite day of the year?

My birthday

35 What is your favorite plant?


36 What is your favorite science fact?

That there are about 1500 volcanoes on earth!

37 What is your favorite season?


38 What is your favorite smell?

Freshly cut grass

39 What is your favorite sound?


40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

My curly afro hair

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?


42 What is your proudest moment?

Passing my defense

43 What kind of tree would you be?

Palm tree…a really short one.

44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

Its not too far away from the countryside or the city

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

Although I am the oldest, I am the shortest of 6 siblings.

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?

Nuzhat Tabassum (@ThenSheAppears)