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Dr Jennifer Wiseman

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman grew up on a farm in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas, where she learned to appreciate the night sky and the natural world.  She received a PhD in astronomy from Harvard University, followed by research in star formation as a Jansky Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and as a Hubble Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University.  She later served as the Program Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA Headquarters, and then for several years headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where she is now the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Jennifer is interested in public science appreciation.  She currently directs the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  She is also the current Council President of the American Scientific Affiliation, and she enjoys speaking to student and church groups on the excitement of seeing God's beauty and creativity in nature.  Jennifer loves
her cats and animals of all kinds, exploring nature on foot, boat and bike, and savouring chocolate.

Please note: Dr. Wiseman is representing her own personal views and not those of NASA