Meet the Co - Founders
Meet Veronica Tang and Eleni Fafoutis, both juniors 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 as a lab assistant. Veronica is fluent in Java, Python, and Selenium Webdriver and several other programming languages. She is a winner of the San Diego Affiliate NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. She also enjoys participating in math competitions, such as AMC, AIME, ARML and MIT Math Prize for Girls. Meanwhile, her writing won 2nd place in the CATE Writing Contest and several Gold Key and Silver Keys in Scholastic Creative Writing. In her free time, Veronica loves tutoring Karen’s refugee students, dancing, reading, and watching anime.
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.