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Ada Stelzer

PhD Student


I am a 3rd-year PhD student studying algebraic geometry and combinatorics. My advisor is Alexander Yong. I like thinking about polynomials--my favorite approaches to studying them involve combining the insights offered by abstract structures with computational methods. I am currently working on understanding homological invariants of certain ideals that arise in Schubert calculus. Outside of my research I am passionate about education and outreach, working with various groups on campus such as the Association for Women in Mathematics, Illinois Geometry Lab, Illinois Combinatorics Lab, and Summer Illinois Mathematics camp.


B.A. Mathematics and Linguistic Anthropology, Lawrence University, 2021

M.S. Mathematics, UIUC, 2023

Awards and Honors

NSF Graduate Fellow, 2023

Susan C. Morisato IGL Graduate Student Scholarship, 2023