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JASON VEGA

Founder & Executive Director

Jason Vega is a New York City born and raised entrepreneur currently residing in Long Beach, California. He is passionate around building strategies to cultivate healthy, reciprocal relationships focused on amplifying underrepresented diverse voices and fostering an inclusive environment in video games, entertainment, and STEM.

His love for accessible game development started in 2013, gaining industry event experience in event production, logistics, marketing, PR, curation, and brand ambassadorship for events like IndieCade, IndieCade East, Games For Change, and Different Games Conference. He was inspired to take that experience forward and co-organized the Game Devs of Color Expo in 2017 & 2018.

As the founder and executive director of Latinx Games Festival, he aims to keep breaking new grounds and continue to make game development accessible for latinx people around the world!

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JASON VEGA

Founder & Executive Director

Jason Vega is a New York City born and raised entrepreneur currently residing in Long Beach, California. He is passionate around building strategies to cultivate healthy, reciprocal relationships focused on amplifying underrepresented diverse voices and fostering an inclusive environment in video games, entertainment, and STEM.

His love for accessible game development started in 2013, gaining industry event experience in event production, logistics, marketing, PR, curation, and brand ambassadorship for events like IndieCade, IndieCade East, Games For Change, and Different Games Conference. He was inspired to take that experience forward and co-organized the Game Devs of Color Expo in 2017 & 2018.

As the founder and executive director of Latinx Games Festival, he aims to keep breaking new grounds and continue to make game development accessible for latinx people around the world!

KESU GUPTA

Website & Graphic Designer

Kesu Gupta is a contemporary artist and describes herself as a non-conformist, problem solving, innovative thinker!

Born in India, she started travelling the world at a very young age and lived in various cities across the globe. She studied law in Mumbai and London and graduated from law school in 2012. Finally, she came to New York City in 2014 to pursue Interior architecture at Parsons School of Design. Within a short period after graduation, she co-founded a creative agency (KasonMedia) to actively help emerging brands create their digital personality and presence through graphic design, web design and brand language.

As a graphic designer, she is excited to bring her love of color psychology and composition to make Latinx Games Festival an exciting presentation.

KESU GUPTA

Website & Graphic Designer

Kesu Gupta is a contemporary artist and describes herself as a non-conformist, problem solving, innovative thinker!

Born in India, she started travelling the world at a very young age and lived in various cities across the globe. She studied law in Mumbai and London and graduated from law school in 2012. Finally, she came to New York City in 2014 to pursue Interior architecture at Parsons School of Design. Within a short period after graduation, she co-founded a creative agency (KasonMedia) to actively help emerging brands create their digital personality and presence through graphic design, web design and brand language.

As a graphic designer, she is excited to bring her love of color psychology and composition to make Latinx Games Festival an exciting presentation.

JASMINE AGUILAR

Jasmine Aguilar (she/they) is a video game and event producer leading diverse teams to success since 2015. Being a genderqueer femme and a child of Latinx immigrants, Jasmine is also a proud advocate for marginalized communities in tech.

VENISIA GONZALEZ

Venisia Gonzalez is a video game industry contractor, published author, freelance entertainment journalist, public relations manager and copy editor. She’s passionate about building brands and vast communities to forge everlasting relationships.

Juan Morales-Rocha

Juan Morales-Rocha graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Art & Design: Games + Playable Media, as well as a B.S. in Cognitive Science: Artificial Intelligence/Human-Computer Interaction.

Jonathan Morales

Jonathan is a father, game developer, and sound designer from Watsonville California currently working on indie games and supporting a games & HCI research center at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Jasmine Aguilar

Jasmine Aguilar (she/they) is a video game and event producer leading diverse teams to success since 2015. Being a genderqueer femme and a child of Latinx immigrants, Jasmine is also a proud advocate for marginalized communities in tech.

VENISIA GONZALEZ

Venisia Gonzalez is a video game industry contractor, published author, freelance entertainment journalist, public relations manager and copy editor. She’s passionate about building brands and vast communities to forge everlasting relationships.

Juan Morales-Rocha

Juan Morales-Rocha graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Art & Design: Games + Playable Media, as well as a B.S. in Cognitive Science: Artificial Intelligence/Human-Computer Interaction.

Jonathan Morales

Jonathan is a father, game developer, and sound designer from Watsonville California currently working on indie games and supporting a games & HCI research center at the University of California Santa Cruz.

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