THE INTEGIRLS
TEAM

THE INTEGIRLS
TEAM

 

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

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Joy Shi

- founder & president

- puzzle team

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Joy is the founder and 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 a sophomore at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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Julie Steele

- executive director

- puzzle team

- D.C. chapter 

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Julie Steele is a senior at Georgetown Day School. She loves stumping herself with hard math problems, doing experiments with planaria in her basement, programming, being with friends, and dancing. An avid competitor in math competitions, she participated in Math Prize for Girls 2019 and 2020, and has qualified for AIME since 2019. INTEGIRLS spring 2020 was her first experience with puzzles, and she's enjoyed writing and solving them since.

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Ivy Liang

- director of math development 

Ivy Liang graduated Montgomery Blair High School in 2021. 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.

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Avani Ahuja

- problem czar

Avani Ahuja is a senior at Georgetown Day High School. She is a passionate math student and hopes to impart her love for STEM with other female and nonbinary individuals  -- she has qualified for the AIME since 2019, and she was invited to Math Prize for Girls in 2019 and 2020. Besides math, she enjoys playing tennis and piano. 

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Pravalika
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- problem writer extraordinaire

-D.C. chapter

Pravalika Putalapattu is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. As a dedicated math student, she has attended the 2020 Math Olympiad Summer Program and received a gold medal in the 2019 Math Prize for Girls Olympiad. She loves to draw and read in her spare time.

 

Math

MATH

CHAPTERS

CHAPTERS

see chapters page and each chapter's linked website to see each chapter's wonderful members!

PROBLEM WRITING

PROBLEM WRITING

Ananya Kulshrestha

- Director of Problem Writing Operations
- Bay Area Chapter Head

Harini Venkatesh

- Problem Writer

Zaee Shah

- Problem Writer

Xinghui Xu

- Problem Writer

Shubha Gautam

- Problem Writer
- STL/MO chapter

Avani Ahuja

- Problem Czar

Ivy Liang

- Director of math development

Emily Xia

- Problem Writer

Sanya Badhe

- Problem Writer

Jieun Lim

- Director of Problem Writing Outreach

Nicole Li 

- Problem Writer
- STL/MO Chapter Head

Rebecca Chang

- Problem Writer

Sargam Mondal

- Problem Writer

Josephine Lee

- Problem Writer
- INTEGIRLS Website Manager
- NYC Chapter Head

Ryka Chopra

- Problem Writer

Iris Zhou

- Problem Writer
- STL/MO chapter

Stephanie Mei

- Problem Writer

Puzzle

Puzzle

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Adam

- puzzle team

Adam is a freshman at college who enjoys writing puzzles, even if he’s a bit slow at solving them. He studies science at university.

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Matthew Siff

- puzzle team

Matthew Siff is a freshman at Yale University. 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. 

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Joy

Shi

- founder & president

- puzzle team

Joy is the founder and 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 a sophomore at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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Shrikar Vasisht

- puzzle team

Shrikar Vasisht is a sophomore at University of Maryland. He has been doing puzzle hunts since last year. Shrikar competes in many cybersecurity and programming competitions, and loves to do math. He studies computer science.

Julie Steele

Julie Steele

- executive director
- puzzle team
- D.C. chapter 

Julie Steele is a senior at Georgetown Day School. She loves stumping herself with hard math problems, doing experiments with planaria in her basement, programming, being with friends, and dancing. An avid competitor in math competitions, she qualified for AIME in 2019 through 2021 and attended Math Prize for Girls in 2019 and 2020. INTEGIRLS spring 2020 was her first experience with puzzles, and she's enjoyed writing and solving them since.

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Vishal Kanigcherla

- puzzle team

Vishal Kanigicherla graduated TJHSST in Alexandria, Virginia in 2021. 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.

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Laura Yao

- puzzle team

Laura Yao is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University. 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 studies computer science.

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Zain Majumder

- puzzle team

Zain Majumder is a sophomore at University of Maryland. He has been doing competitive math and programming since middle school, and has been captain of his high 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 studies Computer Science.

 

OPERATIONS

Operations

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Mingjie Jiang

- meta puzzle solver aka the director of tech operations

Mingjie is a sophomore at UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science. He is the co-founder of Execute Big, and is deeply committed to creating opportunities that promotes education accessibility for underrepresented students.

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Maggie Yao

- graphic designer / puzzle hunt illustrator

- San Diego chapter

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Katie Ng

- fundraising team

- N.Y.C. chapter

Katie Sturzu

- fundraising team

- Houston chapter

Lillian Sun

- fundraising team

- D.C. chapter

Anna Li

- social media and outreach team

- D.C. chapter

Natalie Radu

- social media and outreach team

Wajiha Mekki

- social media and outreach team

Yong Ooi

- social media and outreach team