As a boy, Andrés Ruzo heard stories of a mythical boiling river. Years later, as a geoscientist, he recounts his journey deep into the Amazon to see if the river actually exists.
Andrés Ruzo grew up in Nicaragua, Peru, and the United States. Spending summers on his family's farm, near a volcano in Nicaragua, inspired him to study geology. He's currently a doctoral candidate in geophysics at Southern Methodist University.