Meet the Co - Founders
Meet Veronica Tang and Eleni Fafoutis, both seniors and members of the class of 2018. The duo met in the summer of 2013, and together fostered their love for STEM and wanted to share it with other girls in Southern California and now in Virginia. They were also co-directors of the first ever all - girls math tournament at San Diego.
Veronica Tang currently attends the Bishop's School in San Diego, California. She is the Assistant Box Office Manager for the San Diego International Fringe Festival, where she applies her computer programming skills to enhance online box office system; in 2016, her system was also adopted by the Charm City Fringe of Baltimore, Maryland. Veronica attended the UCSD COSMOS residential summer camp in 2015, and returned in 2016 and 2017 as a lab assistant. Veronica is fluent in Java, Python, and Selenium Webdriver and several other programming languages, and is a winner of the San Diego Affiliate National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. Her writing has won 2nd place in the CATE Writing Contest and several Gold Key and Silver Keys in Scholastic Art and Creative Writing Awards. She is a 2-time AIME qualifier, a member of San Diego ARML team, and selected to participate MIT Math Prize for Girls in 2016 and 2017. She is also a member of her school Physics Bowl competition team which placed 7th in the nation in 2017. She has launched All Girls STEM Society (AGSS) and expanded its presence to include over 2000 participants from 220+ schools in San Diego. Veronica loves nail arts, European history, creative writing, drawing, and watching anime. In her spare time, she also tutors Karen's refugee students. She currently is on The Bishop's School varsity dance team.
Eleni Fafoutis recently relocated (December 2015) to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has successfully re - founded and revitalized a new chapter of the All Girls STEM Society in Hampton Roads, which has a strong focus on serving underprivileged students. Eleni attends Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, VA. Eleni is a two - time TARC (Team America rocketry challenge) national finalist and member of NAR (National Association of Rocketry) and AIAA OC Rocketry, and recipient of the 1st place overall SPARC (student payload and rocketry challenge) award (2015). She has attended the California State Science Fair twice and is the recipient of awards from the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force, American Vacuum Society, and 2nd place in the Physics / Astronomy Senior division. She currently is on Varsity women's crew (rowing), and is captain of Speech and Debate on her Forensics team, as well as President of the National Honors Society, Meehan Chapter. Eleni has also been awarded second place in the Eli Wiesel Holocaust writing competition and has interned for the past two years at Horizons Hampton Roads, working with underprivileged students and teaching 3D printing. She loves watching the Big Bang Theory, designing and playing her own computer games, reading, listening to country music, and playing water polo. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in pediatric surgery.