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Kaleb Brande

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: University of Wollongong

State: NSW

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Kaleb Brande

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: University of Wollongong

State: NSW

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

Having Aspergers has given me a unique character, a passion for video games and a profound understanding of those experiencing mental health issues and living with disabilities. I am studying a Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wollongong and hope to work in the video game development industry. More importantly, I wish to explore how video games can positively affect youth. We are just beginning to explore how video games can favorably influence learning, skill-building and social skills, especially for those experiencing mental health issues and disabilities like autism or depression. I hope to be at the forefront of this development as an ambassador for video games.

Interests & Passions

  • Mental health
  • Computer science
  • Video games
  • Anime
  • Disabilities

"The best advice I’ve been given is always pursue your passion and what you love. Talent will only go so far, but passion is what is necessary to succeed."


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