About Us

The Undergraduate Mathematics Students Association is a student group sponsored by the UCLA Mathematics Department. It is open to all people that are interested in mathematics, particularly catering to the UCLA pure and applied mathematics communities.

UMSA focuses on helping undergraduates gain a sense of community among their fellow UCLA math enthusiasts. This is achieved through regular social events, guest speakers, and info sessions. Our organization recognizes the academic concerns of our members, whether it's applying to graduate school, finding a career path, or even choosing the right major. As a group we will do our best to meet these needs, so we appreciate your ideas and feedback!


2014/2015 Officers

President: Runxi Shen (Wesley)
Year: 3rd
Major: Mathematics/Applied Sciences (Life Science and Medical Plan)
Career Interests: Bioinformatics, mathematical biology
Extracurricular Activities: Hammer Museum Visitor Experience Representatives
Fun Fact: I love post rock and electronic music

External Vice-President: Yvonne Wei
Year: 4th
Major: Mathematics/Economics
Career Interests: Consulting or Financial Services
Extracurricular Activities: Acts 2 Christian Fellowship, UCLA Orientation New Student Advisor
Fun Fact: My favorite campus spot is the 8th floor of Broad!

Internal Vice-President: Emerald Chin
Year: 4th
Major: Mathematics/Economics
Career Interests: Accounting or Consulting
Extracurricular Activities: KINSA (K-Pop International Student Association)
Fun Fact: I practiced WuShu
Web Manager: Emanuel Ramirez
Year: 4th
Major: Applied Mathematics
Career Interests: IT Consulting
Extracurricular Activities: Project Assistant L.A. Bureau of Sanitation, coach underprivileged soccer youth, Lambda Chi Alpha
Fun Fact: I speak spanish
Mentorship Director: Ritvik Kharkar
Year: 3rd
Major: Math of Computation + Economics
Career Interests: Actuary
Extracurricular Activities: Running, Boxing, Eating
Fun Fact: I make math videos on YouTube
Treasurer: Grace Ku
Year: 3rd
Major: Mathematics/Economics
Career Interest: Financial Services and Accounting
Extracurricular Activities: AATP
Fun Fact: I am a HUGE Sherlock fan
Publicist: Tanisha Harlalka
Year: 2nd
Major: Applied Mathematics
Career Interest: Financial Services
Extracurricular Activities: Worked with the Office of the President (USAC)
Fun Fact: I love travelling and trying new food!