- Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2018
- Princeton University, Astrophysics, '20
- Host Institution: Bryce Space and Technology
- Mentor: Beth Robinson
Emma Louden is currently at Princeton University pursuing a major in
astrophysics and minors in Planets and Life and Latin American Studies.
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. Her interests revolve around space policy and international
collaboration in space exploration.
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 the head physics tutor for students in the
introductory physics sequence, is active in the Undergraduate Women in
Physics program, and writes for Princeton Innovation, 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 state standards.
As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Emma worked at Bryce Space and Technology
doing aerospace analytics.