My name is Mattie Rosen, and I'm currently a student at the University of Southern California in the Interactive Media and Game Design Program. As a transgender, queer Jew from the American South, I appreciate diversity. My goal is to make games that increase empathy and represent communities that have previously been shoved into the backgrounds of our gaming experiences. I think games are the best medium for communication, and I strive to create games and interactive experiences that educate, enlighten, and provoke players. I want to make games that make people curious about themselves, about others, and about how they can bridge the gap between the two.