I am a fifth-year graduate student in the Mathematics Department at the University of Pennsylvania where I work on Algebraic Geometry under the supervision of Antonella Grassi .

Before coming to Penn I completed a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. ( Master’s Thesis ) degree in Mathematics at the Federal University of ParanĂ¡ in Brazil.

I am interested in Birational Geometry, Moduli Spaces and Topological Invariants of Singularities. My current research focuses on the geometry of elliptic fibrations.


  • I was named a 2020 Dean’s Scholar
  • I was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2020-2021
  • I am one of the Master TAs in the Math department since 2018

alinez AT math DOT upenn DOT edu