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25. Maryam Haytham Esmat

Age: 24
Occupation: Astrophysicist
Nationality: Egyptian
Residence: Egypt and the U.S.
Category: Science & Technology

Haytham Esmat interned at the Space Telescope Science Institute (operated for NASA by AURA), working on the James Webb Space Telescope in the instrumentation team. In 2020, NASA presented her research findings with the Exoplanet Characterization Toolkit Team at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Hawaii. She covered the James Webb Space Telescope launch in Arabic at the Egyptian Society for Astronomy in 2021. She also co-translated the James Webb Space Telescope Key Facts International from English to Arabic on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center website and was featured on a NASA video saying “Good Luck, Webb” in Arabic. Haytham Esmat is currently a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, working on dark matter detection.