Tanya has been a nerd since she first saw Star Wars (in a theatre!) and a gamer since she got her first Atari system. She put games aside for a while, but never lost sight of her love for scifi and fantasy. She has been playing video and tabletop games for over 20 years, including D&D, Jedi Knight, Mysteries of the Sith, Assassin's Creed, MouseGuard, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV Online, and Destiny 2 (her first console game).. She began to see the therapeutic benefit of games almost as soon as she began to contemplate becoming a therapist. Tanya works in community mental health as a clinician for homeless youth, taking part in a partnership between her agency and an agency that works to end youth homelessness. Tanya is also the director of Doxacon Seattle, a Pacific Northwest conference exploring the intersection of Christianity and speculative fiction.