Emperatriz Ung is a Chinese-Colombian writer, game designer, & educator from the American Southwest. She is particularly interested in narrative design for games. Her research & creative work predominantly explore themes of mental health & generational trauma.

She earned her MFA in game design from the NYU Game Center at the Tisch School of the Arts. She holds her BA in English from the University of New Mexico, and her MA in English Literature from Georgetown University, where she was a fellow at the Lannan Center for Poetics & Social Justice and won a University & College Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Emperatriz looks to amplify underrepresented & marginalized voices in the game development industry and game studies community. Recently Emperatriz has spoken at the Games for Change Festival, Game Devs of Color Expo, GaymerX East, & PixelPop Festival.

Follow her on Twitter at @mprtrzng.