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March 28, 2018

Many thanks to Rolling Stone and Glixel for covering my Game Developers Conference Game Narrative Summit talk on elevating existing tropes to create more empowered and inclusive characters in games! I really appreciate their amplification of the need for game writers t...

July 14, 2017

Well, looks like this fall is going to be packed with speaking engagements - and I couldn't be more excited and grateful!

I've just learned that I'll be speaking at PAX Dev for the second time; this year, I'll share how Mass Effect's Asari built upon the Triple Goddess...

June 16, 2017

Thrilled to announce that Sonia Michaels & I will be speaking at GeekGirlCon this year! Our talk will focus on lessons that game developers can learn from the works of female-identifying science fiction authors in order to push the boundaries of games' explor...

May 11, 2017

Many thanks to the folks at State of Washington Worksource Redmond for inviting me to talk about self care, setting goals, and personal branding at their Women & Work Empowerment Forum yesterday! It was an absolute pleasure to share my winding path, outline my career d...

April 8, 2017

Weeeell, secret's out! Lucky and excited to share that I've joined the Cheat Codes Podcast as their new host!

Last night, we unwrapped the German Twitter competitor Mastodon (toot toot!), slipped in occasional Newsies lyrics, and evaluated Google's "It's Lit!" study of...

April 1, 2017

Not only did yesterday mark my fifth time on the show, but we got to announce that I'm joining the team as a full-time core panelist! I'm excited to make more frequent appearances alongside the Cheat Codes fellows and to help out while Joe Erskine is away on paternity...

March 10, 2017

Over the past two years especially, I've applied for a variety of opportunities, big and small, and received many, many rejections along the way. That's just part of the career dev game, and you can't possibly be accepted if you don't even apply. In that time, I've als...

March 8, 2017

This past Monday, I was honored to speak at the AAUW Washington's STEM Scholars awards ceremony last night! The AAUW-WA honors high-achieving young women in their junior year of high school who have shown exceptional aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mat...

March 6, 2017

I could only find 3 of my 5 total GDC badges, but, now that GDC 2017 has come to a close, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on how things have changed over the years.

From left to right: 2014, 2016, 2017

The ribbons and badges themselves tell their own stories...

February 11, 2017

I'm shocked and excited to announce that I am one of 36 mentees selected for the Diversity in Games Alliance's Amplifying New Voices Program at GDC 2017! Mentees are selected based on their diversity-minded contributions and their dedication to promoting inclusivity in...