Hello! My name is Jess, and I'm a Freshmen Game Deisgn major from Dubuque, IA. I love mystery and storytelling, and I'm a big fan of games with with deep lore. I like to approach games as both entertainment and an art form - and primarily as something to both invest and challenge its audience. I've loved video games since I was very young, having grown up on learning games for kids before graduating to popular platformers and RPGs. I was inspired to take up writing as a hobby, but I never believed I could have a god job in such a field. I began to learn to code and design websites in high school, but video games had never crossed my mind. Eventually, I resigned myself to being a computer science major before coming to Bradley. But then, by pure accident on the Admitted Seniors Day, I was led to the Game Design deptartment instead of the Game Technology presentation. There, I was introduced to the wonderful Interactive Media staff and realized I had found where my passion lies. By mistake, I've found where I can grow my talents into a real career - and I couldn't be more thankful for it.