Professor Goodell, Valeria Guerrero, Professor Philip Kc discussed on Radio Specials
From American radio works. I'm Stephen Smith. We're at this relatively high point, you can see the plaque desert out geology. Professor Philip KC holding court in the place. He loves best the foothills of the Franklin mountains near El Paso, Texas. He is a weather beaten. Seventy two year old has worn white cap is scrunched down over white hair. Professor Goodell has loved rocks since he was eight years old. There was a railroad by here. And I used to go there and climb up into the railroad cars, you could get good pyrite and all sorts of Asia rate. You know, when I went off to college in the east. I knew I wanted to be a geologist. He went away to college at Yale and got his doctorate at Harvard. He worked for a time in New York City, but came back to teach at the university of Texas at El Paso, you tap in nineteen seventy five the geology is so much better here than central park. So they just. Wasn't the types of projects for me to work on it or close to that that there are here. This one anything that you picked off on you're gonna you're gonna find fossils little seashells on the trail with professor Goodell is Valeria Guerrero, one of his proteges. Now, this is this is this is just a indicating that this area was with alive was full of animals. Full of sea shells Valeria is twenty-seven. She says she was a wild teenager who barely finished high school. She had to take remedial classes at community college. That is where she discovered that. She loves geology. So she transferred to you tap to study with professors like Philip Goodell. He sees me as a respectable scientists. He's expecting me to be a a big shot of geologists out there. Valeria married young. And she has a son her parents had some college, but that was in Mexico. So navigating the university has been a challenge you need a guide. You need a guy to show you word go and how to study in in talk to. In. That's Dr Goodell. He's eleven guiding me to them to the right places to the right people. Valeria specialty is gemstones here in the Franklin mountains, she hopes to travel the world prospecting for emeralds sapphires..