Jia Nan is a Chinese Master’s student of Entertainment Technology. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree of Engineering at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Her fields of interest are experience design, programming, and 3D modeling. In her free time, Jia likes to play video games, go swimming, roller/speed skating, and listening to music.
Ashlyn Sparrow discovered her passion for entertainment technology on her eleventh birthday when her parents bought her a PlayStation and Final Fantasy VIII. The opening cut scene changed her life forever. From that point on, she has been drawing fantasy characters and designing small games and tinkering around with computers. Continuing with these interests, she attended Penn State University where she participated in numerous independent video game projects, where she worked as the lead designer. In 2010, she received a Bachelor’s in Information Sciences and Technology with an emphasis in design and development. Ashlyn decided to pursue her graduate studies and was accepted at the ETC at the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program where she hopes to gain the necessary skills to create her own independent gaming studio.