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Kristen SchancheGameplay DesignerPhoenix Labs

Kristen Schanche is a trans woman who has worked in the games industry for the past 14 years. Starting in Quality Assurance, she worked on titles like Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Anthem. Kristen moved into Creature Design during Anthem, before moving on to her current position on Dauntless at Phoenix Labs. There she works in combat design, creating encounters, abilities, modifiers, and continuing to shepherd the Escalation game mode, and interacts regularly with members of the Dauntless community to stay in touch with their needs and concerns. Kristen has spoken at the Edmonton Expo, at Re-Fig in Edmonton, as well as several smaller panels about women in tech, women in game design, and being a trans woman in the industry.

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