Esports (competitive gaming) is rapidly growing in K12 schools across the nation – and is leaving female, trans, and nonbinary students behind. This “esports access gap” is denying the “football scholarships of the future” to students based on their gender. In 2019, Grace made history by founding the first ever esports team at an all-girls’ school. They then founded a startup with support from the US Dept. of Education to conduct research into the equity barriers affecting K12 esports.

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Grace Collins

Liminal Esports

Grace Collins is the Founder and CEO of Liminal Esports and Snowbright Studio (a games, research, and ed tech development studio). Previously, Grace led game-based education policy for the U.S. Department of Education and coordinated the Federal Games Working Group across the executive branch under the Obama and Trump administrations. Grace is a former educator and has been recognized with a 2020 Educator Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Grace is also an outspoken LGBTQ+ and gender equity advocate who served as a 2019 LGBTQIA+ Fellow for the Union for Reform Judaism.

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