Board of Directors

Dr. Kevin Wang, President

Dr. Kevin Wang holds a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a former Faculty member in Mathematics at UC Irvine and UCLA . Dr. Wang was a member of the very first Chinese IMO Team in 1985, which pioneered the glorious history of China Team’s top performance in the International Math Olympiad. He was also the winner of multiple national & international contests in math and science in China. Dr. Wang has broad experiences in industry, working at technology and media corporations such as Cisco, Oracle and News Corp. Dr. Wang was invited to teach at the MOSP (Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program – an all-expense-paid program, and only the top 50 participants of the USAMO are chosen to attend. The 6 members of the IMO team for USA are selected from MOSP participants.). He is an active member of the AMC advisory board, the AMC test problem review committee, and USA(J)MO test paper grading team.  Dr. Wang insists that mathematics should be accessible and enjoyable to majority of people in our world.  He is very passionate to make math easy and approachable for all children.

Dr. Mihaela Vajiac, Vice President

Dr. Vajiac is a math professor in Chapman University.  She has a long history of participating math contests in middle school and high school, and won various prizes at the National Contests and Olympiads in Mathematics in Romania. Dr.  Vajiac holds a PhD degree in Mathematics from Boston University,  specializing in Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic  Geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Integrable Systems and  Geometric PDEs.  She is very passionate in sharing her passion and enthusiasm for mathematics itself and math education in general.

Kelly Ren, Treasurer

Ms. Ren holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.  Her professional career began as a design engineer at IBM.  Her visionary and leadership skills led her to positions in business and management in high tech, software and financial services companies. Ms. Ren discovered her passion  in human  development  and  education,  after  the  birth  of  her daughter.  She started a technology based enrichment program Kiddie Techie, which rapidly grew to become a successful program in schools, school districts and community enrichment programs in Southern California. Ms. Ren is also a co-founder of the renowned math enrichment program for gifted youth, Math Zoom Academy, which became part of the Areteem Institute when the organization pursued accreditation through WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Ms. Ren is a big advocate in developing logical thinking, analytical skills and problem solving skills through interesting math and hands-on STEM projects.

Dr. June Zeng, Vice President

Dr. Zeng has a Ph.D degree in Atmospheric Physics from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and worked as a research scientist in the first 6 years of her career in the United States. She later developed interest in software industry and worked as a database administrator in a large corporation for the past twenty years. Dr. Zeng is passionate about every aspect of education, from acting as the president of PTA Chinese group of her son’s high school to tutoring high school students’ on math and science. In her spare time, she coached a high school model rocket team and brought the team to national finalist three years in a row and won 5th place with cash prize in the national Finals in 2016. Dr. Zeng enjoys to work with youth and emphases their character development. She volunteered as an adult advisor for a youth non-profit organization – Voting Involvement Association – for three years.

John Lensmire, Secretary

John received his Masters of Arts in Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2015 and his B.A in Mathematics with high distinction and a Minor in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2010. He was involved as a teaching graduate assistant in mathematics at the universities he studied at and also taught students who participated in the Los Angeles Math Circle during his graduate studies at UCLA. In 2011, he participated in a Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science held in Dortmund, Germany. John also was in the 11th percentile in North America for the Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition.  John is very enthusiastic in making the STEM opportunities to all children throughout the communities.