American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman grew up looking at the sky from a farm in the Ozark Mountains, and she hasn’t stopped since. As an undergraduate at MIT, Dr. Wiseman discovered the comet 114P Wiseman-Skiff. A PhD in astronomy followed from Harvard. Dr. Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. She also serves as the director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, fostering communication and improving understanding between scientific and religious communities. She is an unusually credible and articulate spokesperson on – and witness to – the possibility of being a person of faith and a scientist at the same time.