Journalist | Community Manager | UX Designer | PR Specialist |Marketing Manager | Published Author
I am a freelance writer, for tech, esports, and the video game industry based in Finland with over 10 years of XP.
I am a community developer. I love anything related to any community. I built the gaming community in Aurora, Colorado and Chicago, IL. I was asked to help build the Microsoft gaming community. My newfound talent is grant writing. I currently fill out grants for an artist organization in Colorado.
As a freelance tech & esports/games journalist, I have reviewed video games and their effect on culture, pop culture, Black culture, etc.
I also cover esports events from the League of Legends Championship Series to the fighting game tournament EVO.
I have bylines in Tom's Hardware, PC Gamer, Wired, Black Girl Nerds, and NBC.
Community outreach & tournament organizing
I created TheGamingDojo.com, a company that featured weekly fighting game tournaments, and after-school coding programs for underrepresented youth while living in Colorado. Through hosting the biggest tournament in Colorado before Dreamhack arrived I was scouted by Microsoft to develop and manage the Chicagoland gaming community.
Before making a name for myself at Microsoft I managed my own community as well as the beginning stages of Black Girl Gamers. This is where my community management skills were sharpened.
Managing The Gaming Dojo, the backend and content end of Black Girl Gamers, and creating events like console launches and midnight releases with Microsoft honed my marketing skills. I know how to secure sponsorships, be booked as a guest speaker and book guest speakers all while speaking to various demographics.