Vanessa Castañeda Gill
It's Vanessa Castañeda Gill's mission to unite her passions for art and stories in innovative ways that help people. Vanessa is the Co-Founder + CEO of Social Cipher, a game-based social-emotional learning platform for neurodiverse youth and the professionals who work with them, based on her own experiences as an autistic/ADHD individual. Her 50% neurodivergent team recently released the second episode of their game series, Ava: a space-pirate adventure that explores social challenges through the eyes of an autistic protagonist. Vanessa and her team have earned recognition as Forbes 30 Under 30s, MIT Solvers, Facebook Global Gaming Citizens, and most recently LEGO Play for All Accelerator Fellows.
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