Math Circle People
Olga Radko is the Founding Director of the LAMC. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2002 specializing in Poisson Geometry, and is currently an Academic Administrator at the UCLA department of Mathematics. Olga started LAMC in 2007 and has been leading it since then. She recruits and trains all of the LAMC's instructors, develops curriculum and oversees all aspects of the program.
Oleg Gleizer is the Chief Curriculum Developer and the Lead Instructor of the Early Elementary group at the LAMC. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2001 from Northeastern University of Boston specializing in representation theory and special functions. Oleg sees his mission in inventing ways to present some important parts of modern day Mathematics (and occasionally Physics), typically reserved to college, to the children from age four and up.
Meijke Balay-Mickelson is a second year math major who is passionate about sharing the beautiful ideas of mathematics. His research interests are complex and conformal geometry. His hobbies include programming puzzles, piano, and baduk.
Preston Carroll Preston is a senior Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics student. He recently finished his minor in Mathematics with a focus on application in topics such as cryptology and game theory as well as mathematical modeling of biological systems.
Oleg Gleizer Dr. Gleizer is a pedagogical innovator. His daily job is creating the 21st century math curriculum. Dr. Gleizer takes the best from the great text-books and teachers of the past, mostly Russian and American, and adds the math typically taught in college, adjusting it to the cognitive level of his students, from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Dr. Gleizer has graduated with honors from the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics at Moscow State University, got his Ph.D. in math at Northeastern University, and was a Post. Doc. and assistant professor at UCLA Department of Mathematics. Dr. Gleizer works as Chief Curriculum
Developer and Lead Instructor at Los Angeles Math Circle for the past seven years.
Daniel Hoff Daniel Hoff
Morgan Joeck Morgan Joeck is excited to be part of the Math Circle again. He teaches algebra and geometry for LAUSD at Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto. He went to UCLA for his Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in education. Morgan is a member of the California Mathematics Council and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and attends their local and national conferences annually.
Don Laackman is a fifth year graduate student in the in the mathematics department at UCLA interested in in Algebra and Algebraic K-Theory.
Anton Lykov I am a third year UCLA Mathematics and Computer Science student. I have been teaching school students for over 5 years, and I truly enjoy it. Besides teaching, I like playing soccer and watching movies.
Christina-Marie Santillan Communications Coordinator,
UCLA Department of Mathematics
Ivy Wang is currently a fifth-year undergraduate student at UCLA double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. When removed from her natural environment of sitting in front of her computer programming, she enjoys rock climbing at the Wooden Center.
Lucy Xunyuan Dai
Danh Nguyen Luu