Math CEO Team

Our team is mostly composed of professors, graduate and undergraduate students at UC Irvine, as well as Santa Ana middle school teachers.

  • Alessandra Pantano
    Alessandra is the Director of the UC Irvine Math Circle. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 2004, and is currently a Lecturer PSOE in the UC Irvine Department of Mathematics.

  • Andres Forero
    Andres is a Coordinator of Math CEO. He is a passionate and creative teacher and loves to use different resources to guide students to learning. His hometown is Bogota, Colombia. He obtained his PhD in UC Irvine in 2015. His research area is Inner Model Theory, a branch of Set Theory in which models of set are built in a very specific way.

  • Jasmina Matasovic
    Jasmina is the Coordinator of the UCI STEMath Club at Lathrop Intermediate School in Santa Ana, California. She teaches Math at Lathrop and holds graduate degree from UCLA and Teaching Credential from UCI.

  • Ana Laura Govea Grajeda
    Ana is a Math CEO Outreach Assistant and she is in my second year studying pure mathematics. She is interested in encouraging minority students into pursuing majors in STEM.

  • Maria Salazar
    Maria is an Outreach Assistant with Math CEO. She is currently a fifth year studying Educational Sciences. Her passion is Materials Chemistry and teaching students.

  • Suvi Patel
    Suvi is a second year student pursuing exercise sciences as a major. He likes to listen to music and skateboard during free time.

  • Omar Simjee
    Omar is a Math CEO Outreach Assistant and a second year undergraduate student studying computer science. He is interested in teaching and community work.

  • Phung Duong
    Phung is the Webmaster of Math CEO and a fourth year undergraduate math student at UCI. She is interested in Analysis and Actuarial Science. She is also president of UCI Actuary Club.

  • Li-Sheng Tseng
    Li-Sheng is an Asscciate Professor in Mathematics at UC Irvine and does research in geometry/topology and physics.

  • Brandi Schumacher
    Brandi is an Academic Coordinator with Math CEO. She works closely with Outreach Assistants to ensure Math CEO runs smoothly. Brandi is also a lecturer in the School of Education at UC Irvine. She earned her Ph.D. in Education and she is interested how children develop and learn and how families can best be supported in the education process.

  • German Enciso
    German is an Associate professor in the UCI Mathematics Department. He is originally from Colombia and a native Spanish speaker. He is interested in mathematical biology research.

  • Haley Feng
    Haley is a Math CEO Outreach Assistant and a second year undergraduate student studying mathematics.

  • Nohemy Mones
    Nohemy is a Math CEO Outreach Assistant and a third year undergraduate double major in Business Administration and Education Science. She enjoys helping and encouraging students from disadvantaged communities pursue higher education.

  • Mason Weupe
    Mason is a 3rd year pre-medical student majoring in Public Health Sciences. He enjoys cooking and sleeping during his free time.

    Gary Dyas, Lathrop Intermediate
    Maria Gomez-Greenberg, Lathrop
    Samantha Haelstrom, Lathrop Intermediate
    Anne Marie Streckfus, Villa Intermediate
    Ruth Karr, Villa Intermediate
    Nikolina Petrova, Villa Intermediate
    David Rhodes, Lathrop Intermediate
    Jose Valdez, Villa Intermediate

    Roman Cardona, UC Irvine Financial Aid
    Penelope Collins, UCI School of Education
    Diane Hsieh, UCI School of Education
    Juan Gabriel Malagon
    Tanaz Gibbs, UC Irvine LARC
    Viviana Ramos, UC Irvine Upward Bound
    Tracie Welser, UC Irvine LARC


The mission of UCI's Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC) is to create independent, confident learners by connecting successful students trained as facilitators with peers enrolled in historically challenging courses, and by providing creative study strategies and encouraging active involvement in the enthusiastic pursuit of academic success.

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Past Volunteers

Past Members

Cynthia Sanchez
Kevin Reimer
Monica Romero
Mariano Franco
Danny Nguyen
Sang Truong
Jonathan Mau
Micah Nacpil