Jessica Ochoa Hendrix makes award-winning educational games for grade K-12 audiences. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Killer Snails, an independent educational game studio, she led the launch of seven virtual reality, augmented reality, digital, and tabletop games. Ochoa Hendrix was awarded the 2019 TED Residency, an in-house incubator within TED for breakthrough ideas and gave a TED talk on incorporating VR into the classroom. Ochoa Hendrix serves as the Principal Investigator for Small Business Innovation Research Grants from both the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Educational Sciences. Prior to co-founding Killer Snails, she most recently worked as an educational consultant whose clients included Relay Graduate School of Education and the Charter Network Accelerator. Previously, she worked for Uncommon Schools as the Director of Organizational Learning as the network grew from sixteen to thirty two schools. Ms. Ochoa Hendrix received her MBA with a concentration in Social Enterprise from Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, she worked in marketing for the Harvard Business Review and The Economist, and taught for four years for The Princeton Review. She holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud alumna of Project Entrepreneur.
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