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@kasperinthehat, 20 – Funded

“I am excited to begin my journey at the intersection of gaming and finance with the support of the grant,” says @kasperinthehat. While she’s newer to streaming, this JBL Quantum Grant winner has big dreams ahead.

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

My dream is to advance my understanding of gaming and esports as an industry and to see what types of games will be on trend for the coming years. I hope to combine this with my passion for finance and research opportunities in the gaming industry that might be good investments for the future.

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

It will aid in paying for necessary equipment, conference fees. and education in order for me to learn.

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

It is very meaningful because it demonstrates the support of a community and various mentors from all over the country. It’s inspiring that so many people want to advance women in the gaming/esports industry and motivates me to learn more.

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

To change the trajectory of underrepresentation, there should be more programs such as the JBL Quantum Grant to support women who want to enter this field. There should also be school programs to raise awareness of gaming.

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

I would really encourage women who want to work in these industries to realize how broad the opportunity set in gaming/esports is. It covers a vast set of subcategories and interests and is constantly changing. There is plenty of opportunity and support for everyone!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

I stay motivated by talking to mentors about my progress as well as meeting progress checks on the way to my goal.