Ella is a statistics major at Harvard who has been an avid chess player since she was 8 years old. Ella is passionate about teaching young girls to play; she teaches privately, volunteers at chess camps and taught weekly at the Brearley after school chess program throughout high school. Ella was proud to represent NY State at the National Girls Invitational Tournament in August 2015 and 2017. Other accomplishments include 2nd place tie in the Under 16 section of the 2015 Girls Nationals, as well as 1st place NY girl at the 2015 NY State High School Scholastics. Her favorite tournament is Amateur Team East where she loves competing with her team, several of whom teach with her at CGNY.
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Katya is a sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy and has been been competing in chess tournaments since 2nd grade. In addition to playing national tournaments, she has represented the United States four times at the World Youth Chess Championships and won the title of New York State Elementary Scholastic Champion in 2013. She teaches at the NYChesskids program and always looks forward to the opportunity to share the game with younger girls.
Rosie has been playing chess since kindergarten and competing in tournaments since second grade. She is finishing her senior year at Riverdale Country School. She loves playing chess and is looking forward to teaching younger girls.
Charlie is an active member of the Stuyvesant High School Chess Team. Her recent scholastic competitions include the 2016 All Girls Nationals Chess Championships where she placed in the top 10, the 2016 National High School Championships in Atlanta in which Stuyvesant placed 2nd overall in the U1900 section, and the 2015 National K-12 Championship where Stuyvesant won the10th Grade National Title.
Charlie has enjoyed chess since kindergarten and has been competing in scholastic and open tournaments since 2nd grade. In middle school, Charlie spent Fridays teaching younger chess players in the after school program at Anderson. She loves helping young girls build strength and confidence through chess.
Jane is a student at Hunter College High School. She has been playing chess since she was in second grade and has been proud to represent Hunter and contribute to the winning of multiple team championships including the K-12 Championships and Girls Nationals. She has participated in numerous tournaments and was the 10 and Under Girls National Champion in 2009. Jane is passionate about chess and is very excited to be teaching it.