Emily West started her work with the GI as a Research and Communications Assistant co-op student for the Winter 2015 term. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology she has returned to The Games Institute full time as Operations Coordinator.She was awarded Co-op Student of the Year for the Faculty of Arts in 2015 for her work within The Games Institute as well as her contributions to the co-operative program at the University of Waterloo.
She has worked closely with the Operations and Partnerships Manager to organize special events at The Games Institute to showcase both the gaming culture within the university as well as the exciting research prospects offered by games as a topic of interest.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies in 2016. Apart from her studies she was an active member of Fashion for Change, enjoys dancing, attempting to beat her friends in Mario Kart, and convincing her nephew that Batman should be his favourite superhero.