Student handbook for the ETC class that started August 28 2023.
A native Texan and the first in my family to leave the Lone Star State, I attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where I studied Japanese and Creative Writing in the hopes of one day combining my passions for writing and video games into a rewarding career.
After graduating from CMU with double honors, I began my studies at the ETC, contributing to my Building Virtual Worlds teams as a Sound Designer, Producer, and Content Designer. On my first semester-long project, I served team Double Click! as the Lead Content Designer and as a Game Designer. I also studied the art of game design under Jesse Schell. I spent last summer interning at IBM Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I designed Timeflash: Quest for Cogs, a game/gamification hybrid. This semester I am serving as a Game and Content Designer on LinguaLoco, a game that helps students of Spanish practice their comprehension skills. Through my studies at the ETC, I hope to better understand how to balance innovative gameplay with engaging storylines in order to create games that will inspire others as they have inspired me.