Elizabeth Jensen-Young received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy from Smith College and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College. She then went to Princeton University to work in the High Contrast Imaging Laboratory under N. Jeremy Kasdin. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2015. Her research is on the direct detection of exoplanets (planets not in our Solar System). She works on high contrast instrumentation and post-processing techniques to see faint planets orbiting a bright star. Her work continued at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where she was an Assistant Professor of Physics from 2014-2018. In her free time, she plays the oboe (classical music) and enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter.