Meet the Team

Familiar faces, IRL.

IRL 1

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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Lab Manager
Thomas Newsome

BS Game Development

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Lab Moderator, Laser Cutter Specialist
Gabriel Rickabaugh

BS Game Design

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Lab Moderator, Woodshop Specialist
Teagan Capek

BFA Film and Television

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Lab Moderator, 3D printing Specialist
Angel Navarro

BS Information and Technology

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Lab Moderator, Textiles Specialist
Andres Lagunas

BSB Accounting

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Lab Specialist, Vinyl Cutting Specialist
Rachel Black

BFA Graphic Design

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Lab Moderator
Tikal Rivera

BFA Animation

IRL 2

Check out our incredible team of student staff! These students keep the IRL 2 running on a daily basis, doing everything from machine repair to teaching authorization workshops.

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Lab Manager
Michael Koenig

MFA Film and Television

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Lab Moderator
Meg Moore

BFA Film and Television

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Lab Specialist
Jake Juracka

BS Game Design

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Lab Moderator
Maddie Fernandez

BA Environmental Studies

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Lab Moderator
Noelle Green

BS UX Design

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Lab Moderator
Remy Doornebos

BS Graphic Design

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Lab Moderator
Riley O'Brien

BA Psychology & BA English

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Lab Moderator
Jacob Bender

BS Game Programming

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Lab Moderator
Tyler Bogartz-Brown

BA Geography

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

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Operations Manager
Benjamin Kumming

School of Cinematic Arts; Film, Production