Katherine has had over 20 years in STEM where she spent majority of her engineering career in manufacturing. Then transitioned to teaching when she joined the ROP staff. During her tenure she was awarded the Teacher of Year in part due to her work as a team manager for the high school esports program. She then went on to be the VP of operations with Esport-Management, a global online platform dedicated to helping gamers improve their game. She is currently the founder of Esports College and Career Pathways where the mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for gamers to improve. Her most recent work includes projects with Collegiate Combine where gamers have the opportunity to be recruited by a college or university for a substantial scholarship, women in gaming (the Hive), high school & collegiate esports consulting, and launching Esports Playground in Orange County California.
Recent Workshops & Panel Discussions –
• Weekly Hive Stream – supporting women gamers in college and high schools
• Developing pathways for high school and community college gamers to universities
Author & Columnist at Ritual Motion
Monica Miller is an independent consultant, freelance writer, and researcher who specializes in gaming and esports. Drawing from her unique experiences as a hardcore gamer, Monica has transferred her in-game skills to real-life by helping colleges and universities create esports programs from the grassroots level. With passions for health and wellness and education reform, Monica also makes personal contributions to equip others with the tools they need to inspire positive change in their lives.