# Instructors

Dr. Maria Nogin

During her middle and high school years, Maria was a participant of the Math Circle at the Moscow State University and a winner of a number of math competitions in Russia. She received her B.A. degree in Mathematics from the Moscow State University in 1998, and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2003. Her life-long passion is problem solving, and main interests lie in the areas of number theory, logic, and geometry. Maria has two daughters, both are participants of the Fresno Math Circle. When she has free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and playing strategy games with the girls.

Dr. Adnan H. Sabuwala

Adnan received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Florida in 2008. He also has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the same university and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He enjoys problem-solving, puzzles, and mathematics competition problems. He likes to work on Sudoku and KenKen puzzles and playing board games such as chess in his pastime. He also loves outdoor activities such as tennis, running, and hiking. He is extremely passionate about preparing children for mathematical competitions and other enrichment activities.

Dr. Jenna Tague

Jenna received her B.S. in Mathematics from Bucknell University, M.S. in Mathematics from Colorado State University and Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the Ohio State University. She researches how students understand rate of change, and ways to improve mathematics teacher education. She is passionate about changing the way society views mathematics and pushing students to see mathematics as a challenge instead of an ability.