People

MathHappens is founded by Phil and Lauren Siegel. The current board includes Phil and Lauren as well as their sons, Matt Siegel and Alex Siegel. Jennifer June coordinates projects in California. Abdulkarim Bora works for MathHappens full time as Project Manager in Austin, TX.
We like math. We think it's 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.

Jennifer June

MathHappens is growing! Jennifer has joined the MathHappens team to support and build our California partnerships. Jennifer obtained her B.S. from University of California at Riverside, where she studied anthropology, sociology and psychology. Jennifer received her MPH in Behavioral Sciences, and her MSW in Planning and Mental Health, both from UC Berkeley.

Michelle Tat

Michelle was a Mathhappens intern during college in 2016. Since early 2018 Michelle has been working on staff for MathHappens. Michelle has guided numerous field trips, designed and created some of our favorite math activities, and applied her skills to presentations, displays and proposals. Michelle graduated from University of Texas in Winter 2017 with a degree in Psychology.