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

Jerry Xiao


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.



Annie Wu


As a Mathcounts Alumni and previous MIG participant, Annie is very passionate about learning and teaching math. Through MIG, she hopes to inspire others to take more active roles in the STEM field.


Ella Liu

Director of Public Coordination

Ella, a former MathCounts, AMC, and MIG participant, strives to inspire young girls in STEM and bridge the gender gap. Through her middle school years, she excelled in math competitions, fueling her passion to empower others. Committed to inclusivity, Ella actively promotes STEM to girls, ensuring gender doesn’t hinder their potential. By engaging with initiatives like MIG, she advocates for diversity in STEM fields.

Ira Sharma

Vice President

Ira is a member of her school’s math club, and enjoys learning about and working through advanced problems. She believes that advanced mathematics is a powerful tool for young women, allowing them a path forward in STEM careers, as well as fueling self confidence in male-dominated fields. She hopes MIG inspires girls to learn the parts of mathematics that may seem intimidating at first. 

Emily Zhang


In addition to being a previous MIG participant, Emily has also taken MathCounts and AMC throughout her middle school years. By serving as a coach of a middle school’s math team and joining MIG, she hopes to inspire young girls to pursue their interests in STEM.

Ryka Chopra


As a previous MIG participant, MathCounts Alumni, and JMO participant, Ryka is passionate about fostering interest in math competitions. Through MIG, she hopes to help bridge the gender gap in the math field and encourage young girls to step into the world of competitive math and pursue their interests in STEM.

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 (www.acrylicdreams.org).

Angus McKee

Former Problem Committee Member


Amanda Zhou

Former President

Marissa Liu

Former President

Stanford 2027

Sydney Kong

Former Director