ONSIDE Gaming Advisory Committee members are young leaders in the gaming and esports sector who advocate for and are passionate about advancing gender justice in and through gaming and esports. Committee members will come together to review and select re-grantees, ensuring a fully participatory grant-making process.

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MEET ONSIDE GAMING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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AYAN ABDU

 

Ayan is a community specialist who has worked with tier 1 orgs, agencies, and communities to deliver best-in-class experiences for the gaming community. She is an advocate for youth groups, at-risk girls, and higher education students interested in gaming careers.

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SARAH WAGG

 

Sarah has a strong background in esports leadership and esports program creation with a focus on project management. As a professor she has a strong passion for educating audiences about the accessibility and equal opportunity esports has the capability to provide.

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JIHAN JOHNSTON

 

Jihan has 13+ years of progressive experience in administration, and teaching training. Her talents have enabled her to thrive as the owner of BeatBotics, a non-profit focused on Esports awareness for BiPOC youth, parents, and community stakeholders with elements of hip-hop.

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LINDSEY MIGLIORE

 

Dr. Lindsey Migliore is a licensed physician in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the founder of GamerDoc, the Executive Director of Queer Women of Esports, a Faculty Associate for the NYIT Center for Sports Medicine, co-editor of the Handbook of Esports Medicine and on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Esports Research.

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KATHY CHIANG

 

Kathy Chiang is a veteran of the collegiate esports space. Her experience with the grassroots scene led to an internship at Riot Games before she joined UCI Esports as Assistant Director to develop the first official esports program at a public institution.

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SITHE NCUBE

 

Sithe has been an active member of the African game development community since 2013, beginning with organizing community events in her hometown Lusaka, Zambia. She believes that more Africans should have a visible stake in the game development industry. She is currently directing a project called 'Prosearium.net' to create positive representation for African women in games.

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MARIANA CHAVEZ

 

Originally from Mexico, Mariana joined Women Win in 2018. Her role includes co-leading WW’s efforts with feminist sport actors through (participatory) re-granting programs and supporting the development of a range of online and offline tools including curricula.

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SARAH FAGERSTRÖM

 

Sarah is a lifelong gamer with a background in social sustainability. She is passionate about LGBTQIA+ activism. Today, she’s the organization developer for Female Legends, a non-profit working to make the E-sports industry more equal and inclusive. Sarah’s also a panelist on a Swedish gaming podcast that focuses on inclusivity within games.