Autumn Kidwell graduated from TCS in 2005. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a BS in Ocean Engineering and was named the Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student of the year. During her undergraduate degree, she worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe,Germany. She completed her MCE in Coastal Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2011 as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Autumn finished her PhD at the University of Delaware in 2016 with a focus on Physical Oceanography. She was a NASA Delaware Space Grant Fellow and published in the Journal of Climate and the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, and works as an Engineering Scientist at the UT Applied Research Laboratories.