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Adele Oliveira (formerly Adele Melander-Dayton) was born in Minnesota, but grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After a childhood full of tumbleweeds, tie-dye, and green chile, she headed east to attend Vassar College and graduated in 2007. After a couple years in California and a move back east, she  graduated from New York University in 2011 with an MA in journalism from the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program. Most recently, Adele was a reporter for The Santa Fe New Mexican, the west's oldest newspaper, and its weekly arts magazine, Pasatiempo. Now a freelance writer and editor, Adele has written for The Kirkus Review,,, Mosaic Magazine, and other publications. Adele lives in Santa Fe with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.