Jayme Dale (JD) Mallindine (aka “the main broad” at www.GamingBroadly.com) is a youth work professional, educator, and writer exploring the intersections of games and technology, social action, religion, and other forms of meaning-making. She has worked with organizations that introduce middle school girls to computer programming through video game design, taught teens and young adults how to create interactive experiences to facilitate dialogue around social issues, integrates digital technology and games with curricula on ethics and social action, has worked as the Site Lead for the Girls Who Code summer immersion programs in Austin (and is currently the lead facilitator for a Girls Who Code club at her synagogue), and has been occasionally known to have opinions about women and tech.

JD received her Master’s from the Asian Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin, where she researched video game environments and in-game spaces, gender, Japanese games, and memory. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Religious Studies and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where she researched religious groups meeting in online virtual realities.