Working as the Director of Programs, Tania oversees a variety of youth, community and client-facing programs at G4C. Her primary focus is the G4C Student Challenge – a year-round game design program for middle and high public school students which, now in its third year, runs in NYC, Los Angeles, Detroit and Atlanta. Currently, Tania is supporting the launch of the the first-ever CS4All Hack League – a bracketed game design competition in partnership with the NYC DOE and CS4All.
In addition to running G4C’s youth programs, Tania oversees the annual G4C Awards – a prestigious game competition celebrating the year’s best games for impact and learning. She also manages G4C’s design challenges, which invite professional game developers to submit game concepts and/or prototypes that address specific social issues such as Migration, Climate Change, Nuclear disarmament and more.
Tania graduated from Cornell University with a BA in film, theater and dance and recently completed a certificate in entertainment media management from NYU-SCPS. Her professional background spans a range of entertainment companies and productions including Vivendi Games, the Hamptons International Film Festival, Visit Films LLC, and the Charlie Rose Show. She is a social gamer, a lover of cinema, and a big advocate for the power of interactive media to make the world a better place. She also has a peekapoo named Etta.
Contact: tania (at) gamesforchange (dot) org