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 & 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 / FUN FACT

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

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