007 - Jessica Chiartas

Soil, Life, and Microbes

In this episode I interview Jessica. She is at University of California, Davis, and is currently working on her PHD.

Jessica shares her story about her journey from pharmaceutical sales rep. to becoming a soil scientist. 

In this information packed interview, we talk soil carbon and the interactions between soil health and human health.

She is working on a science communication platform called Soil Life. 

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Hope you enjoy!




California Soil Resource Lab

Soil Microbial Ecology Lab


Books referred to:


I Contain Multitudes

Ed Yong



Daphne Miller


Dirt Is Good

Jack Gilbert



Ben Klenner