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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 stay updated on space policy. She credits her love of space exploration to her early interest in science fiction.

Lindsey enjoys serving as President of the Johns Hopkins chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), which provides opportunities for students to become involved in the space industry through project teams, speakers, trips, and more. Lindsey also assists 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), and enjoys working as a Teaching Assistant in the Mechanical Engineering department.

Lindsey has been involved in research on topics such as the characterization of exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.

In addition to her love of space, Lindsey enjoys music, taking care of her pets and plants, and getting outdoors as much as possible. As a Brooke Owens Fellow, she had a fabulous summer in Washington, DC at the National Air and Space Museum conducting research in the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS).