
About the EMC Elementary and Upper Division I Instructors
Maria Nemirovskaya attended a Math Circle in Moscow as a teen. She received her M.S. in mathematics from the Brigham Young University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Maria is currently an Instructor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. In the winter of 2013 she taught at Berkeley and Marin Math Circles for the elementary school students. 

About the EMC Upper Division II Instructor
Jon Brundan is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He studied mathematics at Cambridge University, UK. After completing his undergraduate studies, he trained as a high school math teacher. Then he decided instead to pursue a research career in mathematics, receiving his PhD from Imperial College (London), UK in 1996. He has been in Eugene since 1998. In 2012 he helped organize the math circle at Roosevelt Middle School. 

David Steinberg
is an Instructor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He completed his PhD in algebraic geometry at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Jim Bryan. Apart from mathematics, David enjoys bicycling, cooking from scratch, and collecting unusual books. 

About the EMC Upper Division III Instructors
Arkady Vaintrob is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He has been involved in teaching various Math Circles and advanced math programs for middle and high school students since being an undergraduate student in Mathematics at the Moscow State University. 

Vadim Vologodsky is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon.
He studied mathematics at the Independent University of Moscow, Russia. At the same time he worked at a high school as a teaching assistant. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2001. He has been in Eugene since 2009. 

 