Founder & CEO, Debias VR
Former Code for America, 2017 Fellow Alumni
Oculus Launch Pad 2017 Winner
Founder/CEO Debias VR
Clorama is a San Jose native now based in San Francisco. She obtained a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University, worked in a variety of community engagement roles in local government and the public sector. She discovered Virtual Reality while pursuing her Master’s in Interaction Design in 2015, conducting research on VR gamification methods for reducing social biases. After graduating, she continued working as a UX practitioner for start-ups in London, New York City, and France. She returned to San Francisco as a 2017 Code for America fellow while maintaining a freelancing career in VR Development for anti-bias/empathy projects across multiple industries, including healthcare, policing, neuropsychology, education, and civic tech. After winning Oculus Launch Pad in 2017, she recently launched a start-up, Debias VR, with the mission of creating engaging bias (game) training tools for public and private industries.
In this panel, 4 leaders are determined to shake the industry out of its complacency to grow and integrate different voices and perspectives into the foundations of the emerging XR environment. They will discuss their approaches to creating an inclusive culture, with their thoughts on accountability, distribution of opportunities, networking, fundraising, and mentorship as part of a strong diverse social XR community that can bring this vision to life.