Math Invitational for Girls

About Us

Our Mission

The Math Invitational for Girls (MIG) started out as nothing more than an idea in an ice-cream parlor, to solve a problem we were passionate about: how to combat the underrepresentation of women in STEM. As we realized that we have the ability to drive this change, MIG was founded as a step towards breaking down the social barriers surrounding gender bias in the fields of math and science. Our mission is to inspire young women in STEM education, most known with our annual main event based in Memphis, TN. Last April, the Math Invitational reached over 200 participants in the tri-state area, and we are constantly expanding.

Meet the Team


Amanda Zhou


As a previous MathCounts team member and Mu Alpha Theta participant, Amanda not only has a passion for learning math, but also helping inspire others to do the same. Through MIG, Amanda hopes to bridge the gap between the gender disproportion in STEM, and believes there should be no limit to one’s success and education.

Marissa Liu

Vice President

Marissa is an active member of the mathematics community and has been participating in MIG competitions for many years. Through that experience, she has gained confidence in math and believes that math can empower girls to achieve anything in the STEM field. By serving the MIG organization, Marissa looks forward to motivating many more girls to pursue their passions and supporting them to reach their full potentials.

Grace Peng


A fiercely sarcastic student who is driven by stories of success among girls and women. Mathematics has always been a substantial part of Grace’s life and she hopes to spread interests in gender equality and STEM through MIG.

Sydney Kong

Director of Logistics

A previous participant in MathCounts, MIG, and other math contests, Sydney is an avid believer of using math to unite people. By joining the team of MIG, she hopes to inspire girls to pursue their passions and motivate themselves to reach higher initiative. 

Jerry Xiao

Head Problem Writer

As a math enthusiast, Jerry seeks to promote mathematics and STEM to others. Jerry hopes to contribute fun and brain-inducing problems for MIG. He anticipates in others realizing their potentials in the STEM field.

Special Thanks

Jennifer Xiao


Harvard 2021

Elaine Fu


Stanford 2023

Xintong Wang

Former Co-President

Xintong Wang has worked in MIG in the Board of Directors for four years, motivating youths to pursue greater heights.

Lilac Ding

Former Co-President

Lilac Ding has worked in MIG in the Board of Directors for four years, aiming to help bridge the gap for young women.

Kevin Luo

Former Co-President

Harvard 2024

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Vilanna Wang

Former Co-President

Columbia 2024

Noor Amin

Digital Artist

Noor is the main digital artist on our team. Alongside the founders, she created our iconic logo, working with MIG from afar in Washington D.C. Noor also runs a partner organization where proceeds for original art go to help Syrian refugees (

Angus McKee

Former Problem Committee Member