Joy is the founder and current President of inteGIRLS Inc. She first began competitive math in middle school, but she's been passionate about STEM for as long as she can remember. Her experience at Math Prize for Girls -- the premier all-girls math competition -- inspired her to create a similar community of girls, but open to all. She is an aspiring Applied and Computational Mathematics major at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
HQ Executive Director
Julie Steele is a rising junior at Georgetown Day School. An avid competitor in math competitions, she qualified for AIME in 2019 and 2020 and attended Math Prize for Girls in 2019. She loves stumping herself with hard math problems, doing experiments with planaria in her basement, programming, being with friends, and dancing.
Director of Math Development
Ivy Liang is a rising senior at Montgomery Blair High School. She is a veteran when it comes to math competitions, having qualified for AIME since 2016, and attended the annual MIT Math Prize for Girls since 2018. Aside from math, Ivy enjoys playing flute and making music in general, having won a variety of national and international competitions along her journey.
HQ Problem Czar
Problem Writer Extraordinaire
Head of Puzzles
Sophia Weng is a senior at Montgomery Blair High School. She is an avid puzzle solver who has competed in multiple local, regional, national, and international puzzle hunts. Sophia writes crossword puzzles for her school newspaper and dreams of one day publishing a crossword in the New York Times. She will be studying government and statistics at Harvard University this fall.
Leadership & Puzzle Team
Laura Yao is a senior at Richard Montgomery High School. She has participated in many different puzzle hunts and is also a big fan of jigsaw puzzles. Laura has competed in various math modeling competitions at the national level and loves programming. She will be studying Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall.
Adam is a senior at High School who enjoys writing puzzles, even if he’s a bit slow at solving them. If all goes well, he will be studying Science at University in the fall.
Matthew Siff is a 12th grader at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. He came to puzzle-solving through quizbowl, where he has placed in the top 10 nationally in both team and individual competitions. In his free time, Matthew is a frequent (although not particularly excellent) solver of the New York Times Crossword. He will be attending Yale University in the fall.
Shrikar Vasisht is a senior at Wootton High School. He has been doing puzzle hunts since last year. Shrikar competes in many cybersecurity and programming competitions, and loves to do math. He will be studying Computer Science at the University of Maryland this fall.
Vishal Kanigicherla is a rising senior at TJHSST in Alexandria, Virginia. He became interested in puzzle-solving through his experience with in-school competitions and through his time playing quizbowl. Vishal spends his time reading up on neuroscience and having fun with puzzles and games.
Zain Majumder is a senior at Thomas S. Wootton High School. He has been doing competitive math and programming since middle school, and has been captain of his school's math team for two years. He enjoys all types of puzzles, but he likes Nikoli-style logic puzzles in particular. He has been interested in puzzle hunts for about a year. He will be attending the University of Maryland in the fall to study Computer Science.