Montserrat is looking forward to the day that it could announce the island has its first female volcanologist.
This is definitely in the Caribbean island’s future as Montserrat’s own TiVonne Howe has embarked on her journey to pursue her PhD in Volcanology and Geological Hazards to become Montserrat’s first female volcanologist.
The Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) says Howe, who recently did a short stint at the Agency, is now in St Vincent and the Grenadines as part of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory’s (MVO) Scientific team, to assist with the studying and monitoring of activities at the La Soufrière Volcano.
The DMCA says Howe, who is pursuing a doctorate in Volcanology and Geological Hazards, worked with the Agency on advancing its National Tsunami Project to ensure the island is prepared and ready in the event Montserrat should be impacted by a tsunami.
It says Howe joins Dr Thomas Christopher, who is leading the scientific team in the studying and monitoring of activity at the La Soufrière Volcano along with Rod Stewart, both from the MVO.
The management and staff at the DMCA thanked Howe for her months of hard work and dedication in advancing the National Tsunami project and wish her all the best and every success in her future endeavours.
It said: “We know she’ll continue to make Montserrat proud. Good Luck, Dr TiVonne Howe! May fortune and fame be yours on your journey of becoming Montserrat’s first female volcanologist.”