President: Yi Guo
Dr. Guo was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic since 2012. And then Chief Scientific Office for HM Capital since 2022. She has been working as a parent advocate for supporting math enrichment and math competition in the past 11 years at Rochester. These experiences inspired Dr. Guo to start Rochester Math Club to fulfill the critical needs for Rochester area math enrichment and math contest programs. As President, Dr. Guo serves as the chief executive officer for the creation, organization and operation of Rochester Math Club. She is responsible for the overall supervision and control of all functions of the organization. Dr. Guo is also the Minnesota Director for Math Kangaroo since 2022 and MN All State Math Team coach since 2019.
Vice President: Golden Peng
Golden Peng is a rising senior at Century High School. He has been involved in many mathematics competitions, such as MathCounts, MN High School Math League, AMC, AIME, HMMT, PUMaC, and ARML. He represented Minnesota during the 2018 Mathcounts Competition, and has been a member of the MN All State Math Team since 2018. He has been a coach for the Rochester Math Club since 2019. He has taught a summer chess course, and has also coached the Kellogg Mathcounts team since 2020. He is Century High School Math League team captain and the MN Mathcounts State team assistant coach since 2022. In his free time, Golden likes to pursue discord, play chess, and planespot. As vice president, Golden is responsible for organizing major events like Rochester Math Festival and Rochester Area Math Competition, writing community grants and fundraising for Rochester Math Club.
Honorary President: Richard Huang
Richard was the captain of Century’s Math League Team and Minnesota’s All-State Math Team. He has been involved in competition math since elementary school, joining both Math Masters and MathCounts. As a seventh grader, Richard placed fourth at the state MathCounts tournament and participated at the National Competition. Richard is a Top 10 MN Math League finisher for two years. He has been part of the All-State Math Team for five years and is attending collage in California now. We highly appreciate all the hard work Richard performed for organizing RMC and inspiring younger students for their interests in math.
Honorary President: Tracy Zhang
Tracy was the captain of Century's Math League team. While living in China, she suddenly became interested in math in fourth grade. After moving to the U.S., she participated in MathCounts in middle school. In her freshman year, she joined Century’s Math League team and began participating in the AMC series. She became a part of the MN All-State Math Team and attended two college-hosted tournaments her sophomore year. Surprisingly, she enjoys geometry problems a lot despite dreading the subject when she first encountered it. We highly appreciate all the hard work Tracy performed for organizing RMC and inspiring younger students for their interests in math.
Honorary President: Benjamin Yan
Benjamin Yan is a first-year CS masters student at Stanford University, and double majoring in CS + Math for undergrad. He is affiliated with Stanford AI Lab (SAIL), and co-teaches Stanford CS 106S, a survey course on coding for social good. In high school, he was involved with Rochester Math Club, MN All-State Math Team, Math League, and coaching MATHCOUNTS students. He was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 2020. In his free time, he enjoys Pixar movies, nature poetry, k-pop, and the world of Percy Jackson.
Honorary Secretary: Zoey Chen
Zoey Chen is a student at Duke University pursuing a double major in computer science and political science. At Duke, she serves on the planning teams for the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit and HackDuke, and is a member of Duke Applied Machine Learning. In high school, she was involved in various educational initiatives, including serving as secretary and coach for Rochester Math Club. Some may know her for her love of art and painting, as she taught many acrylic painting classes online throughout the pandemic (website: zoeychen.vercel.app).
Treasurer: Min Huang
Min Huang has been an management system auditor for over 10 years in a world leading company, and she is familiar with business operations and process control. Besides that, she had been in manager roles in different organizations with budget planning experience. She has received special training in the course “Understanding & Analysis for Finance”. She is interested to devote her spare time to promote Math for young generations for local community. As Treasurer, Min serves as the chief financial officer for planning and managing the budget, and interacting with Rochester Area Foundation for grant management and financial reporting.
Director of Public Relations: Bin Zhang
Dr. Zhang is a cardiovascular surgeon in China. He has been a parent advocate for math enrichment programs and a professional photographer for the past 10 years. He volunteered for a Minnesota Nonprofit Organization, Children’s HeartLink, for eight years. As Director of Public Relations, Dr. Zhang serves as the communicator to media such as Post Bulletin, taking photos to document activities, and posting photos on social media.
Paul Kinion has a Master’s degree in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science. He is a faculty member in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Rochester Community and Technical College. He led the RCTC math team as coach prior to serving on the test writing committee for the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League. Paul will be the lead coach for High School level programs.
Dr. Mays is an Assistant Professor in College of Medical School at Mayo Clinic. He has many years’ experience for graduate school-level education. He is also the President of Rochester Chess Club (a Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation), has more than 10 years’ experience for Rochester Youth Chess education and fund raising for Youth activities. Dr. Mays advises the RMC club organization and support grant applications and fund raising events.