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@kathryntimeri, 26 – Funded

Kathryntimeri (they/she) loves keeping little reminders of successes around for reassurance and motivation. Here is what else this JBL Quantum Grant winner had to say.

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

Crowds cheering, confetti in the air, broadcasting my favorite games’ most impactful stories is my dream.

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

I hope to accomplish my goals with this grant by investing in wireless microphones for a portable audio solution and building out a home studio.

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

It’s incredibly validating to feel supported and encouraged on the path to my dreams. Every last bit of isolation has been swept away.

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

We can continue to create safe spaces and communities to encourage women to get into the gaming and esports industry.

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

Once in awhile, I find it a little difficult to present myself with confidence. Not for too long, though. It’s good to keep reminders of your success around for reassurance.

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

It’s a big industry, but there is still room for you; your voice and insight matters. Hard work and forgiveness in a lot of aspects can propel you forward!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

Gaining knowledge and being involved in discussion! The excitement of having new information to sort or learn with likeminded people is what keeps me motivated and focused on accomplishing my goals.