How World of Warcraft Saved Me and My Education-: Erik Martin at TEDxRedmond





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Published on Oct 21, 2013

Erik Martin is a game designer and a student at the University of Maryland creating his own major in New Media and Global Affairs. He is currently organizing a Student Constitutional Convention to create a National Student Bill of Rights with current and veteran students across the country, and works as a consultant to create games that entertain and engage players to promote peace and civil society with the international development agency FHI360. He also co-leads the ScienceOnlineTeen unconference in New York City, which brings students, scientists, teachers, and other professionals together to talk equally about the future of education. He has previously worked as a game designer for the Federation of American Scientists and the U.S. Department of Energy, and has served as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Maryland General Assembly. Most importantly of all, when he has the time, he co-leads the online guild Vanguard Gaming.

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