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Speaker Spotlight: Christine Phelan (Valve)

Please join us in welcoming back Christine Phelan from Valve!

Christine Phelan has enjoyed a career spanning over fifteen years as an animator in the entertainment industry where she has created compelling character performances for video games, virtual reality experiences, short films, and advertising campaigns. Her most recent work includes bringing nightmares to life in VR as an animator and gameplay designer for Valve’s latest game “Half-Life: Alyx”, and short film production for Dota 2.

When not working with fictional creatures, Christine can be found studying actual wildlife as an ecologist at large and has contributed to projects that mitigate human-elephant conflict, investigate the impacts of wolves on predator-prey interactions, and explore the impacts of snow on wildlife movement.

You can find out more about her work and other projects at