Meet our founders, Katherine and Milan!



Katherine is a junior at University High School, where she serves as assistant drum major for the marching band, and represents her class on Irvine’s High School Youth Action Team. She also serves board member of both the Junior Classical League and Girls Who Code. In 2018, Katherine was named a Disneyland Dreamer & Doer Luminary, and received a youth scholarship from the Irvine Rotary, as well as the Presidential Volunteer Service Award gold medal, for her community service. Katherine was part of the 2018 UCI Math ExpLR program, doing computational biology research in the lab of Professor Jun Allard. She is a former member of Rancho’s winning AppJam+ team. She won the top prize at Girls IgniteIT, and was named “Miss Mathematician” at Cal State Fullerton’s four-week Project MISS Math Intensive Summer Session 2017.


Milan is a sophomore at University High School, where she is a cheerleader, a member of her class council, and a UHS senator. Milan was selected for Cal State Fullerton’s Project MISS in 2018 and UCI’s Girls IgniteIT in 2016. Milan has a passion for working with children. In 2015, she began volunteering with Intervention Center for Early Childhood, caring for developmentally delayed children. In 2016, she began tutoring homeless children with School on Wheels, where she has consistently volunteered for more than two years at a domestic violence shelter in Irvine. Milan has also volunteered with KidWorks, a center in Santa Ana for at-risk youth; the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin; the Thomas House in Garden Grove; and Operation Be Kind, distributing more than 100 bags of school and emergency supplies to children in need.

Milan and Katherine with their awesome 2018 Dragon Kim Fellowship mentor, Mr. Hanju Lee.

Milan and Katherine with their awesome 2018 Dragon Kim Fellowship mentor, Mr. Hanju Lee.