Adina Feinstein

Graduate student, University of Chicago Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Only you know you're capable of.

What do you do?

I study stars much younger than the Sun and the planets around them.

Why did you choose this field?

I love both observing nature and math. Astronomy seemed like the perfect combination of the two!

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I would have never imagined being invited to speak at two conferences as a first year graduate student.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I look forward to looking at the light from different stars. Stars are so different from each other and they're each so beautiful. I love being able to tell their stories. Also, I surprisingly look forward to coding! I started my undergraduate studies as a CS engineering major and quickly changed :)

Best advice for next generation?

Only you know you're capable of. Don't let anybody, including research advisors, tell you otherwise. Pursuing your passion comes first, and success will follow.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

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