Why a year spent supporting representation was the best of my career (so far)

March 02, 2023

In 2021, Unity funded a multi-year, $300,000 grant partnership with Spelman College to build a gaming degree program and support Spelman’s Innovation Lab. Then, in 2022, with support from Unity, I became the first Expert in Residence (EIR) in Atlanta to launch a pilot program aimed at underrepresented creators. The goal of the newly established program is to continue to build on Unity’s partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). During my residency, I formed an internal council of stakeholders across the company who invested time in helping to create new opportunities for participants. I also had the chance to meet with faculty from various HBCU and MSI departments, demonstrate tools, provide guidance and resources to students, and give workshops on topics ranging from real-time 3D (RT3D) use cases for research to career paths for students.