Amber Straughn, 29 years old, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Amber is a postdoctoral fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center. She grew up in a tiny farming town in north-central Arkansas where her fascination with space began under beautifully dark, rural skies. She obtained her B.S. in Physics at the University of Arkansas and completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics at Arizona State University. Amber’s research interests are in galaxy evolution, and her thesis work concerned merging and star-forming galaxies. At Goddard, she works in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory, under the JWST group. In addition to research, Amber also has a passion for science education and outreach, as well as science policy.
Place of Work: NASA’S Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Greenbelt, MD