Our Team

"Yerkes is such a magnet! I felt it the first time I stepped into the building. Because of the astounding people who worked here and what we’re currently working on, it is easy to understand why I still feel it every day. I’m proud to be a minuscule part of this grand story. Saying I love my job is truly an understatement."

Jana Alonso

Tours and Programs Coordinator

Jana is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and has a degree in Secondary Education English. designs and conducts tours, manages private clients, and coordinates education and arts programs. She taught English and Composition at a local high school and brings her love of teaching to Yerkes. She got her own telescope as a child and has been fascinated by astronomy ever since. She can be reached at jalonso@yerkesobservatory.org.

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