Hi, I’m Elsa!
I’m a Game Developer and currently a graduate student at the University of Southern California working towards my MFA in Interactive Media and Games. I started learning about game development in my sophomore year and had experiences in many different areas in my previous projects: game design, game production, game user research, programming, animation, and modeling.
I have a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Game Design from USC for my undergraduate study. In addition to the current experiences I have, I will continue learning about new skills and technologies and developing games that speak to my heart.
I’m also a UX Researcher. I have worked as a user research intern at User Behavioristics for more than three years, and I’ve worked on 20+ game projects in collaboration with a variety of developers.
I believe that games as a new media have a lot of potentials. Games create feelings, emotions, meanings, worlds, and atmospheres. It can be used in not only entertainment but also other fields such as education and healthcare. I want to explore these areas in my future study.
I love hiking, dancing, playing games, watching movies, and playing with my dog and cats! I enjoy traveling and love the mountains and the seas. I am also a competitive archer and the 2022 USA Collegiate Barebow National Champion!