Meet Our Team
Our team consists of student origami-ambassadors;
origami, mathematical, and educational professional advisors; and chapter coordinators from around the nation
Founders and Directors
Founder, CEO, and Board Member
Karthik is currently a sophomore at Stanford University. Outside of Origami, he enjoys playing both tennis and ping pong, as well as playing with his young neighbors.
Amy is currently a senior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Outside of Origami, she enjoys writing poems and listening to music.
Lead of Public Relations
Felicia is currently a senior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. Outside of Origami, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Sai Nikhil Vangala
Assistant of Grants
Sai Nikhil is currently a senior at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Outside of Origami, Sai Nikhil enjoys playing tennis, research, and community service.
Lead of Research
Vaitheesh is currently a senior at Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Outside of origami, he enjoys research, lacrosse, and history.
Wendy is the Executive Director of OrigamiUSA (origamiusa.org), the largest non-profit organization devoted to origami in the world.
Shiv Gaur is a teacher trainer/mentor in Kazhakstan and is a firm believer in the constructivist approach– the kind of teaching that allows every student to have a voice in creating understanding. His areas of interest in teaching are Mathematics, Theory Of Knowledge, Business Studies and Economics.
Bhargavi is the owner of A Grade Ahead Louisville and has always been passionate about advancing education for children. Over the years, Bhargavi has been involved in various educational based programs, such as the North South Foundation and Math Kangaroo.
Susan is an owner at Huntington Learning Center, providing educational services to children in the Louisville community. She is passionate about helping kids learn and reach their full potential.
Xinke Guo-Xue is a private math tutor from Birmingham, Alabama and recent graduate from MIT. He also works as an instructor for the Art of Problem Solving (AOPS). In his free time, he likes to play piano, sing, and self-study more mathematics.
Eric Purvis is the Math department chair at duPont Manual High School as well as the cosponsor of the Manual Math National Honor Society. He has been interested in the mathematics of origami for many years now.
Mr. Salkeld is a math teacher at duPont Manual High School as well as the sponsor of the Manual Math National Honor Society.
Zhengli Wan is currently the president of the Kentuckiana Chinese School, a 501(c)(3) organization and the leading and prominent center for Chinese culture, education, and social activities in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Zhengli is passionate about providing education to students of all backgrounds.
Dawn Roy is a math teacher at duPont Manual High School. She has expertise in applied mathematics areas.