Today’s Dame of the Day is Jedidah C. Isler. As a child, Isler spent hours marveling at the night sky. In college, she studied math and physics and, in 2014, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale University. According to her personal site, Isler’s research centers around “the physics of particle jets emanating from supermassive black holes at the centers of distant galaxies.” In addition to her own projects, Isler encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to study science. Check out her TED talk to find out how she fell in love with space.