"Elizabeth Swensen is a game designer, paper-tearer, and Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games & Playable Media at UCSC. She received her M.F.A in Interactive Media from the University of Southern California and her B.A. in Classics from Willamette University. Her research is in designing narrative for interactive experiences, system design for playful learning, and experimental Tabletop RPG design as a part of the UCSC Center for Monster Studies. She has been volunteering with IndieCade since 2012."