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Kristin grew up in Illinois and moved to California in 2016. She has a BA in English with a minor in Psychology from Western Illinois University. Kristin’s previous jobs include writing tutor, elementary school teacher, and software engineer.

During her elementary school teaching days, she realized her love of technology and saw how engaging it was for her students. She started and supervised a computer coding club for 5th graders and a  FIRST Lego Robotics League for middle school students. In 2015, she attended a web development bootcamp to learn more about software development.
Kristin enjoys going to conferences to learn new things. In 2016, she attended Google I/O in Mountain View, CA. During that conference, she was inspired to focus on developing virtual and augmented reality games using Unity.

Kristin is a guest blogger for, writing about virtual reality development. She is also a graduate of and student mentor for Udacity’s Virtual Reality Developer Nanodegree. In February 2017, Kristin’s game,  Future Fix-up, Past Patch-up, won first place in Udacity’s VR jam. She has served as counselor for  Girls Make Games summer camp, encouraging middle and high school girls to make games. She is a member of the  Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Association (VRARA), International Game Developers Association (IGDA)Women Who Code, Women Techmakers, and Oculus Start.

Her most recent efforts include starting Beazle Bee, a small independent game studio with a mission to bring diverse gaming content to the VR market. 

Tech Skills​​



Unreal Engine 4

VR Platforms: Oculus, Vive, Google Cardboard and Daydream

Object Oriented Programming

Web Development: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL



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