The Team

Kyra Wills-Umdenstock

CEO, Fellowships Director, & Waffle Games Director

Founder of the original Esports and Game Design Collective at Hunter College in 2016, Kyra has 10 years of experience working within the nonprofit sector, education, events, and games. They are currently pursing their MPA in Nonprofit Management at Baruch College and hold a B.A. in Emerging Media from Hunter College.

Kai Hei Wong

Programs Coordinator

Kai is our tournament organizer and events team lead, bringing to you the panels, workshops, and watch parties you love. He is a senior at the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, pursuing a B.A. in Esports Business and Nonprofit Management.

Emily Mansperger

Graphic Design

B.A. Emerging Media & Digital Arts, Southern Oregon University '20

Henry Tawzer

Events

B.S. Political Science, Illinois State University '22

Andray Smith

Writing

B.A. Journalism, Hunter College '22

Howard Jiang

Operations

B.A. Computer Science, Hunter College '20

Cory McKen

Stream Team

B.A. Mathematics, Hunter College '20

Eva Yan

Advising

B.A. Computer Science, Hunter College '22

Huimin Zhuo

COO, Head of Student Services, & Editor-In-Chief

Huimin is the master of timesheets, logging volunteer hours, and scheduling meetings. In addition, she leads EGD's Student Support team, which supports students in overcoming financial, academic, and emotional barriers, and also oversees the students publishing their work on EGD's blog. She is currently pursuing her MSW in clinical practice at Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work, and has a B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College.

Skye Guan

Research Coordinator

B.A. Game Studies, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies '22

Emmanuel Contreras

Events

B.A. Game Narrative, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies '22

Shania Kuo

Writing

B.A. Sociology, Hamilton College '23

Mary Joaquin

Writing

B.A. English, Portland State University '21

Randall Forlemu

Operations

B.S. Business Administration, Saint Michael's College '22

Darnell Benoit

Stream Team

B.A. Emerging Media, Hunter College '19

Kristy Lau

Advising

B.A. Bioinformatics, Hunter College '22

Sarah Roman

Marketing & Creative Lead

Sarah makes sure our socials are running and our website information is up to date! She holds a B.A. in Digital Design from The City College of New York and a B.A. in Emerging Media from Hunter College.

Leanne Huang

Graphic Design

B.F.A , Communications Design, The New School '22

Tina Xia

Events

Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School

Michael-Yoshi James

Writing

B.A. English, York College '18

Lainey Huffman

Writing

B.A. English, Stetson University '23

Rabia Afzal

Operations

B.A. Emerging Media, Hunter College '22

Kenny Niles

Stream Team

B.A. Computer Science, Hunter College '21