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Ayla Myers

Ayla Myers is an independent game designer and developer based in New York City! She spends her time creating delightful games that she thinks are missing from the world, and helping get others started doing the same.

Thalida Noel

Thalida is a queer first generation Trinidadian-American software engineer based in New York, she currently works at Etsy as an Engineering Manager.

Mitch Goldstein

Mitch Goldstein is an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the College of Art and Design. He works in collaboration with his wife Anne Jordan on publication design for select clients, and maintains a fine arts practice based on wet darkroom photography.

Asia Hoe

Asia Hoe is a Product Designer. An avid mentor and volunteer, she is passionate about sharing her skills in art, writing, design, and code to help the next generation secure opportunities enabled by technology. She believes that inclusion is the key to innovation, empowering new perspectives, ideas, and solutions unique to underrepresented groups.

Amy Papaelias

Amy Papaelias is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at SUNY New Paltz. She is the co-founder of, a network that supports and promotes the work of women in type. When not thinking about letters, she can be found drawing emoji with her kids.

Rebecca Mushtare

Rebecca Mushtare is an associate professor of graphic design and associate director of the Center for Excellence and Learning and Teaching at the State University of New York at Oswego. At SUNY Oswego she chairs a workgroup on accessible teaching, serves on a steering committee for IT accessibility and a committee on universal restroom and facilities access.


Micah is a facilitator of GWI's Kingston Greenhouse. Micah a facilitator at TMI Project, is also a yoga teacher at Mudita Yoga Lab, a board member of Wild Earth, Radio Kingston and CCE (Center for Creative Education) working with youth and drumming in P.O.O.K. (Percussion Orchestra of Kingston), a helping hand at the Uptown Farmers Market for Freebird Farms, and organizer of Day 1 – an annual New Year’s Day walk celebrating what unites us, as a response to the current discord – he is dedicated to creating positive change in his community. Most importantly, he is a happy father of two.

Jordan Koschei

Jordan Koschei is the creator of Hudson Valley Talentbase, the online creative community for the Hudson Valley. He’s also a senior designer/developer at Dwell where he’s helping to build the audio Bible app of the future. He was formerly the lead product designer at Agrilyst, founding engineer at Playbook and managing editor at The Industry. He lives in Beacon with his wife and dog.