Jedidah Isler

STEM Career: Astrophysics (application of the physical world to stars and other celestial bodies)

Significant Contribution/s: First African American woman to earn a PhD in astronomy from Yale University

Picture: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/files/TED_Talk_Jedidah_Isler.jpg

Learn more:

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/explorers-week/jedidah-isler/

https://www.ted.com/talks/jedidah_isler_the_untapped_genius_that_could_change_science_for_the_better

http://www.jedidahislerphd.com/

http://asnews.syr.edu/newsevents_2015/releases/jedidah_isler.html

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