
About the EMC Elementary Instructor
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 Intermediate 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. 

About the EMC Advanced Instructor
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. 

 