About us

We are a team of nine high school students from a variety of high schools in the Los Angeles and Orange County area!

Mission Statement

INTEGIRLS is a teen-led nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls in STEM. We are based in the Los Angeles/Orange County region of Southern California and host math competitions open to girls and non-binary students comfortable being grouped with women.

Women in STEM Statistics

According to the United States Census Bureau women made up 8% of STEM workers in 1970. This STEM proportion expanded to 27% by 2019. That same year, women also made up nearly half of math and life science occupations.

We hope to continue seeing this rising trend of women in STEM, and organization seeks to help inspire more girls to pursue a career in STEM!

Our Team

Kelly Nguyen

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Chapter Co-Head

Hihi! My name is Kelly Nguyen, and I'm a current senior from LA. This is my third year in INTEGIRLS but I'm always excited to see students collaborating to solve challenging problems, and I'm fascinated by what our students do with math beyond INTEGIRLS. I love science olympiad, journalism, and of course, spreading the math love.

Lily Johnson

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Chapter Co-Head

Hello, my name is Lily and I am a junior from Los Angeles! I absolutely love math and hope to pursue a career in aeronautical engineering. I want to encourage other young students to join STEM activities by providing them with an abundance of information about possible career paths in the STEM workforce. I can’t wait to see what we achieve and I look forward to a great year full of math!

Sydney Spangler

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Chapter Co-Head

Hi! My name is Sydney, and I am a Junior in the South Bay. I am super excited to serve on the INTEGIRLS team and help support girls interested in STEM. I hope by organizing these competitions and events, we can reach kids who may not have as much access to math-related resources. My other interests include the performing arts and debate! Hope to see you all soon.

Krystal Lin

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Hey! My name is Krystal and I’m a senior in the LA area. I've been with INTEGIRLS LA/OC since its start and it's been so exciting being part of a growing organization that empowers young girls/non-binary individuals in the STEM field. I love baby ducks, and I would like to visit Spain and Switzerland someday! :))

Makayla Cheng

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Hey everyone! I’m super excited to be working with INTEGIRLS again, and I can’t wait to meet new people! A fun fact about me is I have a dog, and I love music :)) Can’t wait to have an amazing competition season!

Emma De Leon

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Hi! My name is Emma and I’m a senior from North OC. I’m very excited to work with INTEGIRLS again and help inspire a generation of youth in STEM. I’m also part of the cabinet for my math peer tutoring club at school. Some of my hobbies include dancing, listening to music, and spending time with my sister. See you soon!

Erna Kumarasiri

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Hey everyone! My name is Erna and I’m currently a junior in the OC area. This is my 2nd year working with INTEGIRLS; I’m thrilled to be working with this organization as it continues to foster my love for competitive STEM. Personally I have showed an interest in Biotechnology and hope to bring related STEM topics into the picture. INTEGIRLS has supported me in finding like-minded individuals and I hope many of you are able experience that as well. A couple things I enjoy include spending time with family/friends and making puzzles. I look forward to having a successful year with you all ❤️

Anika Agarwal

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Hii! I am Anika Agarwal from Los Angeles! Throughout my expeditions all around the world from India to Singapore to the US, a common connection I have with everywhere is my involvement with competition Mathematics. As a proud president of Math Club and Mu Alpha Theta at my school, I am excited to further my Math experiences by being part of InteGIRLS! Apart from manipulating numbers, I do play around with words! I love to debate Parliamentary, and I also write poems that explore worlds outside of Greek letters! Looking forward to interacting with others on the same equation as me or finding common terms through simplification! :))

Anne Do

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Hello! My name is Anne and I'm currently a high school senior from OC. I love math because of its puzzle-like nature and its infinite real world applications, including in the field I want to pursue: computer science! I look forward to working with the rest of the INTEGIRLS team to make competition math more accessible and to encourage more people to pursue their interest in STEM. In my free time, I play the marimba, journal, and dabble in photography/editing.

Zoey Ji

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Hi! My name is Zoey Ji and I'm a high school sophomore from LA! I'm really excited to take part in inteGIRLS this year and help support this wonderful organization that helps girls and non-binary individuals discover a love for STEM. I enjoy painting, classical Chinese dance, and competition math! I'm looking forward to the upcoming year~

Janice Lee

Hi everyone! My name is Janice Lee, and I’m a current sophomore in the OC area. I’m so excited to be working with INTEGIRLS this year! Math has always been such a big passion of mine, and I can’t wait to share the love of mathematics with younger girls and non-binary individuals in my community. In my free time, you can find me playing tennis with friends, cooking up something new in the kitchen, or traveling :) I look forward to meeting you all soon!