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Tuesday, June 18 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Esports in Education

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Join a diverse group of individuals passionate about building the K-12 to college / pro pipeline by providing opportunities for students to get involved in esports. This panel includes organizers of educational programs, competitive student gamers, parents, coaches and educators.

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Katie Salen

Professor, UC Irvine
Katie Salen is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, a member of the Connected Learning Lab, and Chief Designer and co-founder of Connected Camps. Her work focuses on meeting kids where they are at in order to design engaging, play-based... Read More →

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J Collins

CEO, Liminal Data
J is an educator, game-based education evangelist, and LGBTQ+ advocate. They are the CEO of Liminal Data, a data driven game-based education startup, and previously led game-based education policy at the U.S. Department of Education and the Smithsonian Institution. J founded and coached... Read More →
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Reeran Kim

Esports Mom
Reeran's 14yo, Yunhee, played video games since childhood.  Reeran has supported her daughter’s evolving interests in games including Nintendo DS, Minecraft, Roblox, Overwatch, Apex. As Yunhee's home-schooling teacher, and biggest fan, she has helped her daughter balance her interests... Read More →
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Yunhee Chi

Aspring Overwatch Pro
Yunhee Chi (aka Aniyun) is a 15yo Overwatch master flex support and aspiring pro player.  She has played video games since childhood, starting with the Nintendo DS and progressing on to PC games like Minecraft, Roblox, Overwatch, Apex.  Through esports she enjoys meeting people... Read More →
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Chris Aviles

Teacher, Fair Haven School District
Chris Aviles is a teacher at Knollwood middle school in Fair Haven, New Jersey. There he runs the renown Fair Haven Innovates program he created in 2015. Part of the FH Innovates program includes the FH Knights, a first of its kind esports team. As coach of the FH Knights, Aviles... Read More →
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Joshua Hafkin

Founder, Game Gym
Josh Hafkin is the founder of the Game Gym club esports team and training center in Potomac, MD. The Game Gym is dedicated to changing the stereotypes surrounding video games by emphasizing playing together as a team. Before the Game Gym, Josh worked for Bethesda Softworks as a brand... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Starr Foundation