Lindsey Wiser

  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2019

  • Johns Hopkins University, Engineering Mechanics and Planetary Science, '20

  • Host Institution: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

  • Mentor: Thomas Zurbuchen

Lindsey Wiser is a student at Johns Hopkins University studying both Engineering Mechanics and Earth and Planetary Science. Lindsey’s space exploration interests span engineering, science, policy, and public outreach, so in addition to courses for her majors she does her best to make time for policy classes. She credits her love of space exploration to her early interest in science fiction.

Lindsey enjoys serving as co-president of the Johns Hopkins Design, Build, Fly team, which produces remote controlled airplanes for a yearly competition run by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She is also excited to help lead the Johns Hopkins chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and enjoys working as a Teaching Assistant in the Mechanical Engineering department. Lindsey has been conducting research into the characterization of exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) since working as an intern at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) during the summer of 2018.

In addition to her love of space, Lindsey enjoys music, taking care of her pets and plants, visiting her home state of California, and getting outdoors as much as possible. She is excited to spend her 2019 summer in Washington, DC at the National Air and Space Museum doing research in the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS).