I am a recent MFA graduate from Northeastern University (NEU) with a BS in Computation Media from Georgia Tech. During my academic stint I had the honor to work under Dr. Celia Pearce in both the EGG lab of Georgia Tech and the more recent Paidia Studios lab at NEU. I helped design and create games that have been shown at game festivals and exhibitions, and have also worked on an app currently in the app store.
Browsing the timeline a number of animation-related events precede a sudden turn of focus towards games. Prior to my time at the EGG I originally held an interest in animation. Once I took a class under Dr. Pearce, the potential for truly innovative, immersive and novel work in a nascent medium enraptured me and I made the jump to games. I feel truly blessed to be living in a time when so many advancements are being made in the field.
I have been referred to as a ninja, for my silent presence and thorough execution of tasks, and a swiss army knife for the wide variety of random skills I’ve accumulated. I am independent and very self-driven with a lot of initiative. I easily spot improvements and new work to be done; in a project I also easily visualize how tasks can be broken up amongst teammates and against a timeline. Though I am soft-spoken and awkward many teammates find me agreeable, flexible and pleasant to work with, and that I usually perform my part to a high standard. I can be summed up as a dorky, agreeable Christian girl armed with random know-how.
Witnessing beautiful, well-crafted work brings me the greatest joy in the world and makes me grateful to be alive. I think creative people who are passionate about their stories, their visions, their ideas are amazing and I feel blessed to have been surrounded by such colleagues. I constantly aim to hone myself physically and in the skill department so I can someday play a part in crafting something breathtakingly inspiring too.
In my free time I will pore over my calendar, to-do lists and plans like the INTP that I am, spend too much time on Wikipedia, make portraits of friends, watch cartoons, try out games and work on a game of some sort (usually planning). I am trying in vain to get into Korean Dramas to improve my Korean, evidenced by a long line of abandoned series. I like nature, beautiful things, weird music, cartoons and cool paper.