Melanie Risley is a passionate educator, event coordinator, and people connector. Beginning with a career in education, she now works in the burgeoning esports industry at the leading scholastic esports provider PlayVS. An educator first, Melanie is responsible for setting the bar for esports coach training and development. She develops and manages a curriculum including webinar sessions, PlayVS Academy, and is always keen on educating everyone around her for the better. Currently, she is the Community Marketing Associate at PlayVS where she’s working on a multitude of projects including Coach Chats, Youth Influencers, and PlayVS Game Changers, an initiative to inspire and empower more marginalized gamers.