Dr Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer and a Fellow and former President of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT and a PhD in astronomy from Harvard. Dr Wiseman discovered periodic comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff while working as a research assistant in 1987. After research fellowships at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Johns Hopkins University, she joined NASA in 2003. Dr Wiseman studies the process of star and planet formation in our galaxy using radio, optical, and infrared telescopes. She is currently a senior astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics.