Zoe P. Strassfield was born on February 26, 1993, the day of the World Trade Center bombing, in Manhattan, New York City, but raised in East Hampton and Southampton, Long Island. She was educated in public schools.

Zoe’s a member of the Boston University Class of 2015 where she’s majoring in archaeology with a specialty in remote sensing. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, "The term 'remote sensing', first used in the United States in the 1950s by Ms. Evelyn Pruitt of the U.S. Office of Naval Research, is now commonly used to describe the science—and art—of identifying, observing, and measuring an object without coming into direct contact with it." Zoe's also interested in writing about science because we wouldn't know our fascinating world as well without it.

Zoe says, "After writing a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, concerned about his budget, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on February 24, 2011, and write about it for SouthamptonPatch here. During the summer of 2011 I worked as a NASA intern at NASA Headquarters (HQ), Office of Communications in Washington, DC. My Huffington Post blog grew out of those experiences."

During the summer of 2012 Zoe worked as a Congressional intern.

During the summer of 2013 Zoe assisted Boston University professors with their research and wrote for The Huffington Post, and Patch.com.

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