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XR Foundations: Designer

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Our Mission

XR Terra is on a mission to empower the next generation of XR talent through innovative programs and partnerships.

Founded in 2019 in response to the growing need for a structured, outcome-focused training program to educate aspiring XR professionals. We are a team of XR experts, edtech and worktech professionals and passionate entrepreneurs that believe in creating impactful learning models for the digital world.

The XR Terra Team

Hakan Satiroglu

CEO, Founder

xplana Learning
Launched 2014
Acquired by MBS (Now Barnes and Noble Education)

Launched in 2012
Leading Global EdTech Accelerator

XR Terra
CoFounder &
Chief Executive Officer
Launched in 2019

Kachina Studer

Vice President of Product & Curriculum

Kachina has 15 years of experience in Interactive Design, Fine Arts and Architectural fields. Her work focuses on Extended Reality Experience & Interface Design, Product & Architectural Visualization, and Virtual Arts. She is also a research associate at Harvard and MIT and focuses on the future of Education and Media. Kachina is passionate about empowering people to explore their creativity and thought through all mediums including Extended Reality

MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon 2016 / 2017 / 2018
Microsoft Spotlight 2018
Discover Angel Hack 2017
Oculus Launchpad 2017

Casey Armstrong

Curriculum Manager & Technical Writer

Technical writer and XR enthusiast. Graduate of Portland State University’s Technical Writing Program. Previously a copywriter and blogger, Casey has a long history writing for the tech industry.

Casey is passionate about creating effective developer documentation for AR and VR developers, crafting good developer experiences (DX), managing meaningful content marketing efforts, and keeping students up to date with trends in XR, VR, and AR development.

For XR Terra, Casey manages the instructional talent, helps form the lesson plans, acts as a project manager for the curriculum team, and writes and edits student materials for the course.

Maura Griffith

Student Services

Always an educator at heart, Maura brings experience that considers the perspective of student’s needs and learning styles. She is focussed on the student experience and continues to build relationships with XR Terra partners and ambassadors.

With degrees in Business and Education, Maura has a passion for student success!

Daniel Sisson

Focus on B2B growth of XR

Daniel has worked for the last 10 years in the tech industry with a wide variety of companies, both bootstrapped and venture backed, on a wide variety of roles from business development to new product development, and both B2C and B2B companies. Though he’s a generalist, his main specialization has been Enterprise B2B marketing strategy. Daniel helps XR Terra grow through developing mutually beneficial relationships with enterprises are building and leveraging XR, and through relationships with the top XR companies themselves, such as the headset providers and service companies.

Kirk Membry

Director of Strategic Partnerships & UX Lead

Kirk has over 25 years of User Experience Design on websites and mobile applications. He has 15 years of experience shooting 360 degree panoramics, and is an experienced enthusiast of photogrammetry — a critical, growing aspect of XR.

Kirk went through XR Terra’s XR Industry Bootcamp: Developer, and is now taking the XR Industry Bootcamp: Designer program.

In addition to strategic partnerships and UX, Kirk has assisted in many of the programs offered by XR Terra including AR VR Business Strategy, and XR Industry Bootcamp: Designer.

Oculus Launchpad 2021
VR Jam 2021
Hack the Hospital – 5G Transatlantic Lab 2021

Lauren Davis

Director of Operations

A former small business owner specializing in the Video Game industry, Lauren understands the importance of how technology shapes our world.

Determined to create a fun dynamic with her skills to XR Terra, Lauren enjoys working with students and staff alike, developing and facilitating relationships within the XR community.

A Music Industry major with a background in 15 instruments and a Business Administration major, Lauren uses her jack-of-all-trades mentality to connect with everyone she meets.