Meet the Team

Familiar faces, IRL.

Student Staff

Check out our incredible team of student staff! These students keep the IRL running on a daily basis, doing everything from machine repair to teaching authorization workshops.

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Head Lab Moderator
Thomas Newsome

BS Game Development

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Floor Manager, Laser Cutter Specialist
Lily Fisher

BS Software Development

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Screen Printing Specialist
Haley Sullivan

BFA Animation

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Sewing Specialist
Sanjna Malik

MS Management

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3D Printing Specialist
Fiona Baenziger

BS Data Science

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Vinyl Cutting Specialist
Rachel Black

BFA Graphic Design

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3D Printing Specialist
Jake Juracka

BS Game Design

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Resin Printing Specialist
Michael Koenig

BFA Film and Television

Faculty Members

Meet the faculty members who work behind the scenes to make the IRL the best it can be.

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IRL Director
Jay Margalus

School of Design: Game Design and Designing for Physical Technology

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IRL Advisor
Theresa Steinbach

Associate Dean: School of Computing

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Animation Stage Coordinator
Devin Bell

School of Cinematic Arts; Animation, Directing