Los Angeles Math Circle

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. 


Circle Docents

Meijke Balay-Mickelson is a second year math major who is passionate about sharing the beautiful ideas of mathematics. He is also a tutor and teaching assistant for AoPS. His research interests are complex and conformal geometry.
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.
Matthew Gherman
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.
Kyle Hess
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.
Adam Lott
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.
Konstantin Miagkov
Michael Puthawala
Christina-Marie Santillan Communications Coordinator, UCLA Department of Mathematics
Courtney Scott
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.

Previous Years

Farzin Barekat
Kaley Barnett
Krish Bhutwala
Samuel Birns
Francisc Bozgan
Francisc Bozgan
Wenjun Cai
Pietro Carolino
Grant Carroll
Andre Chen
Eric Chiang
Iris Cong
Nicholas Cook
Taylor Corcoran
Lucy Xunyuan Dai
Adam Drown
Alin Galatan
Ishita Gambhir
Sam Gawboy
Andrew George
Clinton Givens
Dani Glouberman
Katja Goldring
Mya Greene
Michael Hall
Luke Harmon
Jeff Hicks
Emmanuelle Hodara
Clark Huang
Rong Huang
Cole Hugelmeyer
Kristi Intara
Fushuai Jiang
Stella Joh
Derek Jung
Ufuk Kanat
Eli Kirshbaum
Max Kroft
Angela Lam
Daji Landis
Joyce Law
John Lensmire
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis
Yingkun Li
Zhengjun (Jasper) Liang
Elizabeth Lim
Ben Lin
Florence Liu
Katy McDonald
Travis Meyer
Caitlin Newsom
James Newton
Daniel Nghiem
Huan-Sony Nguyen
Danh Nguyen Luu
Noah Olander
Daniel O’Connor
Jason O’Neill
Tudor Padurariu
Janet Page
April Pan
Alyssa Perez
Prateek Puri
Steven Qu
Anand Rajagopalan
Aaditya Ramesh
Nitya Ravi
Eilon Reisiu-Tzur
Lauren Rosas
Moe Scott
Katherine Sheu
Ruby Shi
Isaac Solomon
Melinda Speckmann
Nicholas Stich
Nick Strehlke
Mingxi (Iris) Sun
Yan Tao
Igor Van Der Put
Ethan Waldman
Deven Ware
Danielle Waters
Sian Wen
Cory Williams
Connor Winn
Jonathan Wolf
Andrew Woods
Chloe Wu
Daniel Yazdi
Jiayan Ye
Rosalie Yee
Jiwei Zhang
Shangjie Zhang
Zhihao Zhao
Dillon Zhi
renning bruns
adrian roth