People

MathHappens is founded by Phil and Lauren Siegel. The current board includes Phil and Lauren as well as their sons, Matt and Alex. Abdulkarim works for MathHappens full time as Project Manager. We like math. We think its fun, interesting and worthwhile. We want to share this with anybody and everybody who is interested.

Philip Siegel

Phil is co-founder of MathHappens and serves on the board. He is also co-founder of TritiumPartners in Austin, TX. Phil took degrees in both math and chemistry as an undergraduate at University of Chicago. Phil attributes his success in his business career to his facility with numbers and understanding of mathematics.

Lauren Siegel

Lauren is co-Founder and acting Director of MathHappens. She has an undergraduate math degree from University of Chicago. She later completed the UTeach Credential Program at University of Texas at Austin. She served as Head of Math at Ace Academy for five years. Lauren is principal co-author of the article: Teaching Algebra Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics, and has recently returned to UTeach as part of the mentor team for the UTeach Maker Program.

Matt Siegel

Matt serves on the board of MathHappens. He studied Chemical Engineering at Washington University at St. Louis and recently completed a Professional Master’s degree in Mineral Exploration at Colorado School of Mines.

Alex Siegel

Alex is also a boardmember for MathHappens. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and is currently residing and working in Northern California.

Abdulkarim Bora

Abdulkarim is Project Manager at Mathhappens. He earned a degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also completed the UTeach Program and is certified to teach math and physics for grades 7-12. Additionally, Abdulkarim received his micro-credential from the UTeach maker program. He has worked for MathHappens since 2017, starting as an intern and joining full time in 2018.