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Ashlyn Sparrow

Ashlyn Sparrow is a serious gamer.

When her parents bought her a PlayStation and Final Fantasy VIII on her eleventh birthday, the opening cutscene changed Ashlyn Sparrow’s life forever. From that point on, she’s been drawing fantasy characters and maps, designing small games, and tinkering around with computers.

Today, as the Learning Technology Director of Game Changer Chicago (GCC) Design Lab at The University of Chicago, she works closely with researchers and faculty to lead the development of serious games, interactive learning experiences, and digital media art with and for youth.

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