@coffeepeppers, 24 – Funded

If you’re wondering where @coffeepeppers got the idea for her name, it’s because she’s obsessed with coffee and Dr. Pepper. This JBL Quantum Grant winner is also obsessed with sharing gaming experiences with her community — from Valorant to Halo, Overwatch, and more.

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

I want to provide entertainment in the form of content creation or be a mind behind the production of a game.

How will this award from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? 

It will provide me with funds to either further my content creation or be used to set me on a career path that will allow me to achieve my dream.

What does being a 1,000 Dreams Fund – JBL Quantum Grant recipient mean to you? 

It means the world that someone out there is willing to support my dream 🙂

Women are underrepresented in gaming and esports. What can we do to change this?

Give women more attention! We are out here and we are doing our best to become representatives, but we need all the attention we can get!

What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way? 

Personal and financial challenges… it’s very hard to achieve a goal when you have to provide so much and deal with school and work.

What advice do you have for women who want to work in the gaming or esports industry? 

Don’t give up, and don’t let anyone put you down. Do what you can. Make sure you have your life in order but pursue what you love when you can 🙂

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

I think about what I can achieve and how that would help my family. That keeps me going.