Adria leads the Laboratory of Social Fluids at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She received her PhD in neuroscience and biophysics from The Rockefeller University, and shifted to work with ants for her postdoctoral work at University of Lausanne and later at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her research focuses on how evolution has engineered social life, in particular, through socially exchanged fluids. Adria is passionate about spreading the beauty of science and improving critical thinking worldwide in any way possible. 

In addition to her scientific life, Adria is the founder and strategic director of the science-entertainment collective The Catalyst and she teaches scientific presentation skills (various organizations including HEC Lausanne).