Dr. Jedidah Isler

Dr. Jedidah Isler is the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale University.
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Degree(s): Physics, Astronomy

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Undergraduate Institution: Norfolk State University (HBCU)

Graduate Institution: Fisk University (HBCU), Yale University

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Photo Credit: www.jedidahislerphd.com

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Dr. Jedidah Isler is the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale University. A 2015 Ted Fellow, 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and 2017 Ted Senior Fellow, Dr. Isler also created The STEM en Route to Change Foundation (The SeRCH Foundation, Inc.). She also founded Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM (VanguardSTEM), which is a monthly web series that features women of color in STEM.

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