Heather Jahrling is a first-year Ph.D. student specializing in twentieth-century American urban and technological history at Princeton University. Her research primarily focuses on the politics of transportation systems.
In 2021, Heather received her B.A. in History and Science, Technology, and Society (STS) from Colby College, where she studied as a Bixler Scholar and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, Heather received the William J. Wilkinson Memorial History Award and the Science, Technology and Society Scholars Award for her two honors theses entitled, "Tunnel Vision: Politics of the New York, Delhi, and Moscow Metro Systems" and "Heroes and Handmaids: Gendered Space Exploration in Cold War America."