• Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2018
  • Princeton University, Astrophysics, '20
  • Host Institution: Bryce Space and Technology

Emma Louden is an astrophysics major at Princeton University. Originally from Utah, she fell in love with space as a little girl looking up at the stars in the night sky and watching the documentary Race to Space. Her passion grew and was eventually paired with a love for physics and astronomy leading to her major in astrophysics. Her love for space exploration was nurtured by science teachers, Space Camp, the Summer Science Program, and reading books by inspirational astronomers. She strongly believes in the power of space exploration to unite the world and bring out the best aspects of humanity.

While at Princeton, Emma joined in the CanSat competition team with the Princeton Rocketry Club and co-founded the Princeton Astronomy Club, which seeks to share the beauty and power
of the night sky with the larger campus community. She also serves as a physics tutor for students in the introductory physics sequence and on the Community and Outreach Committee
for Princeton’s Innovation Club, which publishes the student STEM magazine. In summer of 2017 Emma interned at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, UT working in their education
department to adjust the curriculum to match new standards.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Emma will work at Bryce Space and Technology.