This is our first “How I Work” with a student—and what a student. Ana Humphrey was this year’s winner of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and maths competition for high school seniors. She was awarded the $354,555 top prize for developing a mathematical model “to find the existence and probable locations of exoplanets missed by the Kepler Space Telescope.”
Ana is also an environmental activist and the founder and president of the Watershed Warriors Initiative—so when she’s not finding planets outside our solar system, she’s just, you know, saving the Earth. This is how she works.