Volunteer, Community Service, & Mentoring
Work I Do For Free
Community Service and Mentoring
International Game Developer’s Association Foundation
If this is something you are interested in participating in, please check back regularly with the IGDA Foundations updates and deadlines for scholarships as well as postings for volunteer work.
My Role within is a volunteer organizer for the Women In Games/Intel Scholars Program for the IGDA Foundation. I advised and mentored female graduate students on professionalism and confidence to jump start their careers and networks in the games industry.
I organized activities and events for the scholars such as dinners and networking events.
I conducted one on one meetings with scholars as needed to provide support and advice per situations in moving forwards talking with companies and hiring managers.
I sit on a selection committee that works together to select recipients of the scholarship.
Work closely with IGDAF staff to create a fun, welcoming, and fruitful experience for our recipients.
It often takes the entire year of planning for the week-long events and perks we provide for the Week of GDC every year. It has been an incredible experience working with such wonderful people and watching the alumni sore in their careers the years that followed.
High School AVID Mentor
Since 2014, I have been mentoring for the AVID program at Thomas Jefferson High School through the Goodwill program. Through this program, I help students prepare for the application process for employment, scholarships, and college. I work hands-on the prepare them for the professional world and engage with them as mentor and a friend.
What Avid Does
Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
How Avid Works
AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.
As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.
This has been a remarkable experience for me. I have had the chance to get to know some of the most delightful young people. I'm proud to say, all of my mentees have been accepted to colleges of their choice and we are currently working on the getting them the money to go through scholarships and grants. I couldn't be prouder.
The Game Developers Conference Conference Associate Volunteer Program.