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Genesis Lab Staff

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Pepperdine Esports Fall 2019 League of Legends Champions

Meet Our Staff

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Jonathon Friedrich bio

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Grace Ramsey

Grace Ramsey is the manager of the Pepperdine Esports League of Legends, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate Teams. Passionate about gaming and esports, Ramsey has helped to facilitate Pepperdine's participation in several well-regarded tournament such as the LA Valiant's Road to Kit Kat Rivalry Weekend Collegiate Tournament and the West Coast Conference League of Legends pilot season. Ramsey is a third year student studying Philosophy and Communication and dreams of working in the esports industry after graduation.

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Anna Speth

Anna Speth is the librarian for emerging technology and digital projects at Payson Library. She holds a master's degree in library and information science. Speth previously worked with the Dig@Lab at Duke University, using emerging technology to look for new interpretations of humanities disciplines, and with the User Research Center at Harvard University, performing usability testing on archival discovery software.

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Landon Phillips

Landon Phillips is the co-director of the Genesis Lab and Lead Instructional Designer at Pepperdine University. He is the co-author of the grant that created the Genesis Lab here at Pepperdine, and earned his master's degree in learning technology. Phillips has a passion for learning in all its forms, with a special place in his heart for both game-based and experiential learning styles. He is also a member of the faculty at Pepperdine and teaches a class on Photoshop and design.