Adelaide is currently the coordinator of the al+hdc, an initiative within FinMark Trust's Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa.
Originally from the United States, Adelaide has spent her entire career in the community development field. For most of that time, she has worked with US-based national non-profit mission-driven organisations that assist community-based organisations to expand the availability of affordable housing for low income families in communities across the country. Her work has ranged from a project manager overseeing the development of large multi-family housing developments and as a finance specialist within the city of Boston, to working with national non-profit intermediaries to allocate funding to housing city-wide and regional housing initiatives across the country. She has also supported the development and implementation of public private investment instruments to facilitate capital investment in housing.
She has a master's degree in planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and in 2008 became a life fellow of the Emerging Leaders Program, a joint fellowship of Duke University and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.