About Me

Education: Ph.D., 2015, Yale University (Connecticut, USA)
B.A., 2009, Middlebury College (Vermont, USA)

Research interests: Star formation, protostellar outflows, molecular cloud evolution;
ALMA support: NAASC Community Outreach group, ALMA Archive, Proposal Handling Team

Scholarly publications: Here

Brief bio: Adele is an astronomer with a background in physics and economics. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas, where she maintained strong roots, while also developing an interest in traveling and languages. She moved to Vermont to study at Middlebury College, and then to Connecticut for her PhD in Astronomy at Yale University. An important part of her life was spent in Chile, first as a foreign exchange student; later as a Fulbright scholar; and most recently as a postdoctoral fellow working for the European Southern Observatory and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, also known as the ALMA Observatory. In 2018, Adele returned to the United States to work at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She still works for the ALMA project, and she loves her job because it incorporates astronomy research and international collaborations. Her areas of expertise are star formation and radio astronomy. She’s fortunate that her job continues to take her to amazing places worldwide, and anywhere in the world she enjoys running, bikes, and mountains.


In a few words, I study how stars form. In a few more words, I study the dusty and gaseous environments known as star-forming regions, where many protostars are forming in close temporal and spatial proximity. My research depends on advanced interferometric observational techniques.

To learn more, please follow this link to my scholarly publications and conference contributed works.


Luego, vendrá una versión en español.


I participated as an author of the blog Astrobitos (Astrobites en espanol), as well as the original, english version Astrobites. You can check out my posts in Spanish (en español), and in English .

In my free time, I am learning how to build a radio telescope like this one that we will install at the Roan Jase Obseratory in the Cajón del Maipo near Santiago, Chile.

Whenever possible, I am happy to discuss astronomy with the public. You can see an example here (aquí), in a conversation with the Escuela de Astronautas in Chile. In Spanish, en español.

Personal blogs:

As a student visiting observatories around the world, I shared my experiences on my blog called The Observing(b)Log.

Interested to know more about life in Chile? I maintained a personal blog about my experiences living there in 2008, 2012-13, and 2015-2018.


Press: (an incomplete list, ordered by reverse date)