HQ CEO / FELLOWSHIPS DIRECTOR

Founder of the original Esports and Game Design Collective at Hunter College, Kyra has 10 years of experience working within the nonprofit sector, education, events, and games.
 

Within EGD they direct both the Game Studio and Esports Management Programs, and serve as Event Director for the Waffle Games. They also currently work as a Gaming Expert at the Paley Center for Media, and an independent contractor for events and project management (Super League Gaming, Liveware Labs, and Andbox, just to name a few). You can also find them regularly volunteering for games industry events around NYC. They are currently pursuing a masters in nonprofit administration. 

Previously, you could find them working at Games for Change, Project Dragonfruit, Game Builder's Academy, and the Brooklyn Children's Museum. They graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Emerging Media and a minor in music. They founded and ran Hunter College's International Game Developers Association and Tespa chapters from 2018-2020, and served as co-VP of the Queer Student Union for 2017-2018. They are also a proud lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and received their Gold Award in 2016.

KYRA WILLS-UMDENSTOCK

Executive Board

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ETHAN ENG

PRESIDENT

EMMANUEL CONTREAS

VICE PRESIDENT

FAYYAAD HASSAN

TREASURER

EVA YAN

SECRETARY