One could say that I've always been 1 letter away from being NormaL.
I'm a game designer, and I specialize in designing and refining gameplay mechanics and game levels. Whether I’m on a team or by myself, I’m committed and enthusiastic about every project I work on, and have been working on games for the past 2 years. I'm most passionate about casual mobile games and action/adventure role-playing games. When I'm not working on games, I love watching superhero movies, fawning over dogs everywhere, and bombastically singing along to musicals.
I started college with absolutely no programming experience, but persevered and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with 9 finished games and a B.S. in Computer Science - Game Design in 2017. I'm currently based in Los Angeles County, and am looking for game design opportunities around the area. Relocation is something I can do if it is for a creative endeavor I'm passionate about.
~Ba dum tss~
WHOLESOME FORCE FOR CHAOTIC GOOD
My Volunteer Activities
Conference Associate - GDC 2017, 2018
Worked with a team of ~400 Conference Associates.
I provided a positive experience for a week-long, professional convention of 28,000+ attendees by answering questions, ushering talks, attending to speakers' and panelists' needs, assisting guests
with game demos, and securing event entrances.
at the SF Bay Area Women in Games Facebook Group.
I approve pending posts and keep up with comments from our 300+ members to ensure that the page remains a positive space that fosters networking and discussion of gender issues in games.
for Shadowrun: Hong Kong by Hairbrained Schemes.
I was asked for my insight on Cantonese phrases, idioms, and references to ensure that there weren't any cultural or language issues with their Hong Kong references in the game. I caught some inaccuracies that led to actual changes, and I'm honored to have contributed to the representation efforts in this amazing indie game.
My name is listed in the game credits, among other consultants.
Casual Mobile Games
I'm always on the lookout for
hidden gems on the App Store with great gameplay, be it puzzle games like "1010!" or endless runners like "Rodeo Stampede."
Watching Let's Plays
I enjoy watching YouTubers play the games that I am unable to play myself, so I can passively enjoy and analyze what's so great about a game without finances or skill level getting in the way of game progression.
Anime & Manga
These mediums of entertainment are always pushing the boundaries of animation and graphic novels.
I love when amazing stories and great characters come to life, despite limited episode-space or chapter allocation.
Duct Tape & Perler Bead Crafts
Fun fact: I duct taped my old assignments together and went to prom in a tuxedo-dress that I designed and made with about $50 of material.
My Favorite Games
Baten Kaitos: Origins
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Sonic Adventure Battle 2
Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story
Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story 2
Tales of Phantasia
The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
My Favorite Quotes