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First African American woman to receive her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale University

First African American woman to receive her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale University

Jedidah Isler (1986 - )

Dr. Jedidah Isler was the first African American woman to receive her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale University. Dr. Isler is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on blazars, supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies that create particle jets moving at nearly the speed of light. Dr. Isler also advocates for inclusive STEM education and works with community organizations promoting STEM engagement.

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