Carrie Shaw, CEO & Medical Illustrator
Carrie Shaw, a medical illustrator and health educator, is passionate about the intersection between art, science, and technology. She has a particular interest in conveying the first-person perspective of vulnerable patient populations through virtual reality storytelling. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Public Health, Carrie joined the Peace Corps as a Health Education volunteer and lived in the Dominican Republic where she taught reproductive health to youth and worked as a medical translator. During this time she discovered that art as a teaching tool for health education can cross all cultural and language barriers. Carrie went on to pursue a Master’s of Science at the University of Illinois Chicago in Biomedical Visualization. In 2016, she founded her company Embodied Labs, with the goal of revolutionizing the way health care providers, caregivers, and patients learn about human health.
Ryan Lebar, Head of Product & Creative Director
Ryan graduated with a B.F.A in Directing from the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). He directed three full-length plays during his final year at UNCSA as well as numerous short films, documentaries, television commercials, and virtual reality experiences. Ryan has been teaching acting during the summers for the past six years. He is interested in experimenting with the collision of science, technology, and storytelling in order to instigate thought and conversation while exploring unfamiliar worlds.
Erin Washington, Head of Accounts & Curriculum Architect
Erin is an information specialist who has over a decade of experience working in higher education as a tenure-track faculty librarian and library administrator. She is currently the library director and head of instruction at Spartanburg Methodist College. Erin has given presentations on teaching with technology and student engagement across the state, and has created various digital learning programs for use in her teaching both face-to-face and in the online environment. While completing her master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland, Erin focused her studies on technology, instructional design, academic libraries, and digital humanities. Erin is passionate about the the use of empathy to drive change, foster understanding, and improve learning.
Thomas Leahy, Lead Developer
Thomas wants to live in a world where people understand each other better, and knows virtual reality will help create this world.
A self-described Transhumanist, he finds joy in the moments when technology feels second-nature to people - and seeks to create more of them.
Thomas specializes in human-computer interaction, with virtual space as his ultimate playground.
Meghan Cole, Branding & Marketing Designer
Meghan graduated with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Advertising Design and minor in Business of Design. She has worked as both a brand strategist and designer for local and national markets in advertising agencies including Mullen Lowe Group in Winston-Salem and Leo Burnett in Chicago. Currently working as a freelance designer, Meghan specializes in brand and presentation design with a passion for visual communication.