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Jedidah C. Isler is the first Black Woman to Graduate from Yale with a PhD in Astrophysics

This HBCU Alumna is the 1st Black Woman to Graduate from Yale with a PhD in Astrophysics

Jedidah Isler was interested in the heavens from the time she was 11 or 12. She had a telescope as a kid, which her sister bought her for her birthday one year. But she didn’t get a chance to pursue astronomy formally until she was in her doctoral program, although she had a number of …

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