Social Media Manager, Colleen Burgess
Since she was little, Colleen has been obsessed with video games. A love most likely inspired by the women in her family who were her gaming role models. Colleen's Nana owned the original Nintendo and would play Bugs Bunny, The Crazy Castle, and Paperboy. Her mother was obsessed with Solomon's Key and would not quit until she defeated all 64 levels of the game. Colleen's older sister would assist with strategizing challenging puzzle sequences in Zelda: Ocarina of Time but usually left the boss battles to Colleen.
When the opportunity came to join WIGI as a Social Media Manager, Colleen jumped at the chance. Having such strong female role models motivates Colleen in making sure there is a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment for all individuals of all backgrounds in the gaming community. She is a huge supporter of Black Lives Matter, stopping AAPI hate, The Disability Rights Movement, Trans Rights, Women's Rights, and the LGBTQ+ community. She is ecstatic to be part of the team, ensuring WIGI's content reflects those beliefs and sparks meaningful conversations.
When Colleen is not working on social media, you can find her playing Breath of the Wild on repeat and cuddling her Mini Bernedoodle, Gus.
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