Let’s talk about Gaming!

Gaming is a popular pastime ranging from League of Legends, Genshin Impact, Valorant, the list goes on. Whether you prefer PC games, console games, mobile games or just casual online games, there are careers in gaming—from aspiring developers to sound engineers—that make these games happen. 

Lindsay Thacker

My career has had a focus on production, game QA, and training while working at studios such as ArenaNet, Motiga, PopCap Games, Imagos Softworks, and Riot Games. I have been in the game industry for over 10 years and I am passionate about demystifying this space!

Areas of Expertise: Program Management, Game & Film Production, Game QA, Resume Reviews, Interviews


Kathy Shin

I’m a technical project manager for Activision Blizzard King working with the amazing teams that develop mobile games for the WarCraft, Diablo, Candy Crush, and Call of Duty franchises. Born and raised in California, I majored in Psychology and started my work experience in retail and as a restaurant server before making my way into Minecraft. I also used to play video games for a living by being a full-time streamer on Twitch. If you have any questions about working in the gaming industry, being a content creator, or general life things – feel free to reach out!

Areas of Expertise: Program Management, Gaming, General Life Advice


Miki Gao

I’m Miki, and I’m an associate producer at Psyonix for the Rocket League team. Before entering the gaming industry, I studied English, theology, and business, and I worked in real estate, retail, hospitality, higher ed… you name it! My career journey isn’t what folks would consider “traditional,” but it just shows that there’s no “right” path to get to where you want to go!

I’m happy to share tips and tricks I picked up along the way as an introverted first gen college student and an immigrant child walking without guardrails and blueprints.

Areas of Expertise: ADHD, Creative Writing, Career Advice, Life Advice, Resume Reviews


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Patrick Skelly

Career entertainment producer who also writes, and has dabbled in business and creative development. Hobbies/interests are movies, TV, games (video and tabletop), comics, music, comedy, improv, exercise. Looking to help mentees find their passions and develop good habits.

Areas of Expertise: Production, Narrative, Passion, Self-awareness


Taha Abbasi

 I possess a diverse range of skills, including expertise in Social Media and Event Management, more specifically in gaming and esports. In my spare time, I enjoy achieving high ranks in various games.

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Areas of Expertise:  Social Media Management, Event Management, Community Management, Resume Reviews


Geoffrey Tucker

Hello! I’m a Gameplay Engineer at a start-up called Moonshot Games, and before that I worked on several titles at Blizzard for about 7 years. I’m happy to share any wisdom I may have about how to break into the role. In my spare time, I love to play D&D, climb rocks, and try new board games.

Areas of Expertise:  Game Programming, Career Advice, Resume Reviews


Christina Warmbrunn

I’m passionate about intersectionality, gaming, and innovation – all of these inform how I approach mentorship and my own work philosophy. I love optimizing and expanding existing applications or programs to help take them to the next level. I made a (hard) pivot from fintech to the gaming industry.

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Areas of Expertise: Program Management, Resume Reviews


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Marty Wong

I’m a Game Designer currently working on Apex Legends at Respawn. Have been in the industry for about 8 years now and have had benefited immensely from talking to mentors in the past and want to return the favor. I play a ton of games! Everything from LoL and Elden Ring to tabletop stuff like House on the Haunted Hill. 

Areas of Expertise: Game Design, Game Programming, Portfolio/Resume Reviews


David Park

I’ve been working in the Games industry for over 7 years focusing on Brand Management. I’m looking forward to mentoring folks and helping students find their first step into the industry, especially those from underrepresented communities!

Areas of Expertise: Brand Management, Marketing, Games Industry, Career Advice, Mentorship


Sola Chang

I’m Sola, a UI/UX designer at Blizzard who works out of Seattle. Before that, I went from graduating with an English degree to teaching computer science in Korea, while juggling freelance art gigs in between. I joined BobaTalks because my journey to the gaming industry was untraditional and would love to help folks who are in the same boat or interested in learning more!

Areas of Expertise: Game UI Design, Game UX Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Mockups


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Roselle Ardosa

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