Staff

Organizers

Rachel Y Zhang

Director and Instructor

Rachel is a PhD student in EECS at MIT studying theoretical cryptography and error correcting codes. She was on the U.S. European Girls' Math Olympiad team in 2014-2016 and now coaches the team along with Meghal.

Sherry Gong

Co-Director and Instructor

Sherry is an assistant professor at Texas A&M specializing in low-dimensional topology. She competed at the IMO in 2002-2004 representing Puerto Rico, and in 2005 and 2007, representing the United States. She coached the U.S. EGMO team from 2012 to 2017.

Meghal Gupta

Co-Director and Instructor

Meghal is a PhD student in EECS at UC Berkeley studying theoretical computer science, after receiving her Bachelor's degree from MIT. She coaches the U.S. European Girls' Math Olympiad team, and competed on the team herself in 2015 and 2016.

Other Instructors

Surya Mathialagan

Surya is a PhD student in EECS at MIT studying graph algorithms and theoretical cryptography. She represented Singapore in the China Girls’ Math Olympiad team from 2011 to 2014. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and dancing.

Sasha Rudenko

Oleksandr (Sasha) Rudenko just completed his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University and will begin work at Jane Street Capital in the fall. He participated in the IMO in 2011 and 2012 and has been active preparing students for competitions since. He is the co-editor in chief of the USA(J)MO and has been Deputy Leader for the USA at the IMO.

Olha Silina

Olha is a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University studying Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization. She represented Ukraine at EGMO 2015- 2016 and at IMO 2016.

Victoria Xia

Victoria Xia is former math olympian turned software engineer. In her former life she was a two-time gold medalist at each of the China Girl's Math Olympiad (2011, 2012) and the European Girl's Math Olympiad (2012, 2014). She's most likely found out in nature, on the tennis court, or curled up on the couch with a book.

Teaching Assistants

Serena An

Serena is a freshman at MIT who recently finished a gap year studying abroad in South Korea. In high school, she was a two-time MOP qualifier and EGMO gold medalist. Serena also started a local math circle to address the lack of math interest and resources in her town. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, learning languages, and watching movies.

Rey Li

Rey Li is an incoming freshman at MIT who was USAJMO winner in 2020 and attended MOP in 2020 and 2021. Rey works as staff and behind-the-scenes for various competition math programs and tournaments, and even runs their own YouTube channel. Outside of math, expect copious amounts of Slay the Spire and a little too much manga.

Local Organizers

The 2022 G2 Math Program would not have been possible without the efforts of CMU's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and in particular the wonderful team consisting of:

  • Michael Young (Associate Dean)

  • Cassandra Rios (Student Program Coordinator)

  • Demetrius Baldwin (Faculty/Staff Outreach)