Noelle Posadas is an international gold medal winning game designer. Her game, Biome Builder won a gold medal at Serious Play and was the Best Family Tabletop Game at Boston FIG 2017. Noelle has worked in game development for 7 years following her graduation from Pratt Institute where she studied Illustration and Design. This past winter she had the opportunity to return to her Alma mater to discuss game design for spēkər[s] @PrattManhattan. By engaging with the New York game development community Noelle hopes to help up and coming game designers find their creative voice.
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix, CEO of Killer Snails, has worked in K-16 education since 2003. Prior to co-founding Killer Snails, she most recently worked as an educational consultant whose clients included Relay Graduate School of Education and the Charter Network Accelerator. Previously, she worked for Uncommon Schools as the Director of Organizational Learning as the network grew from sixteen to thirty two schools. Ms. Ochoa Hendrix received her MBA with a concentration in Social Enterprise from Columbia Business School and was awarded the prestigious Board of Overseers Fellowship and the Nathan Gantcher Prize for Social Enterprise. Additionally, she served as an Education Pioneer at the New York City Department of Education and worked with Brooklyn Prospect Charter School to launch the first Brooklyn Prospect in 2008.
Prior to business school, she worked in marketing for the Harvard Business Review and The Economist, and taught for four years for The Princeton Review. She holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud alumna of Project Entrepreneur.