I am currently a fifth (and final) year mathematics graduate student at the University of South Carolina, and my advisor is Matt Ballard. I am interested in algebraic geometry questions in positive characteristic, derived categories, toric varieties, and spherical varieties, amongst (a lot of) other things. In particular, I have recently been thinking about using the derived category to answer rationality questions.

Besides math, I like to draw, paint, and hang out with animals.

During the Spring 2019 semester, I began collecting data on usage of the mathematics tutoring center in LeConte 105. You can learn more about this here.

*Upcoming travel:*

- Rice University Algebraic Geometry & Number Theory Seminar,
*September 10, 2019* - University of Georgia Algebraic Geometry Seminar,
*September 18, 2019* - Emory University Algebra Seminar,
*October 8, 2019* - University of Oregon,
*October 22, 2019* - University of Colorado Boulder,
*October 30, 2019* - FRAGMENT Seminar @ Colorado State,
*October 31, 2019* - Interactions between Brauer Groups, Derived Categories and Birational Geometry of Projective Varieties @ Banff,
*November 10-15, 2019* - Dartmouth Algebra & Number Theory Seminar,
*January 7,2020* - Joint Mathematics Meetings Denver,
*January 15-18, 2020*

**Contact.**

LeConte 317N

alicial (at) math.sc.edu

**Office Hours.**(

*Fall 2019*)

Mon & Wed 2:30-3:30

or by appointment