As a child, I woke up early just to play games before heading off to school. Their immersive worlds, high levels of interactivity and complex stories captivate me even today. I excelled at programming in high school and discovered art at the beginning of college. Discovering a way to use both of these attributes together drew me to game design and trying to understand the intricate nature of a multifaceted field has kept me in love with my work. Now I study that interaction of logistics between game mechanisms and their effects on the player experience, enjoying the challenge that comes from empathizing with the player and taking on multiple perspectives when tackling a project. All the while, I’m balancing every level of interaction to achieve the perfect formula of difficulty and reward, intuition and creativity, immersion and social to craft an experience not easily forgotten.