July 20, 2017
Contact: Ted Bordelon
(267) 469-7048

Congressional Candidate and Volcanologist Jess Phoenix to Appear on Shark Week’s “Devil Sharks”

Phoenix Leads a Camera Crew Into an Active Volcano to Investigate Sharks That Live In Extreme Conditions

(Washington, D.C.) -- This Sunday, Jess Phoenix, candidate for Congress in California’s 25th District, will be featured on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week as she leads a camera crew into an active volcano to view sharks who make volcanoes their home. The program, “Devil Sharks” will air at 10PM EST on Sunday, July 23. Jess, a geologist who specializes in volcanoes, was recruited by 314 Action and will run against one of the most anti-science members of the House Science Committee, Republican Steve Knight.
Jess and her campaign have garnered national media attention, including:
7/19/2017, The Lead with Jake Tapper:
6/21/2017, NBC News:
4/21/2017, The Washington Post:
Jess is not a conventional political candidate, but these are not conventional times. As a scientist and political newcomer, Jess’ candidacy is squarely at the forefront of the intersection of pro-science activism and “the Resistance.” Her decision to run for Congress comes at a time when science is under attack, climate change policy is being undermined, and the President and Congress continue to push an extremist agenda.
To interview Jess, please contact Ted Bordelon, Director of Communications for 314 Action, at or 267-469-7048. Jess is based out of the LA area, but can be available for show bookings in the LA, NYC and D.C. areas

314 Action is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Despite being a recently formed organization, 314 Action has over 225,000 active members and donors across the United States. 314 Action is concerned that STEM education in the United States is falling further and further behind the rest of the world, that our political leaders continue to deny scientific facts and that Congress fails to fully fund scientific research so we can solve pressing issues. For more information, visit