Karen Ruggles is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA where she has taught since 2013. Karen’s area of expertise lies in Digital Art and 3D Animation with creative research in virtual production, motion capture, 3D printing, motion graphics, and 3D animation. Since Fall 2017, Karen has also served DeSales University as the varsity esports program director. DeSales competes at the varsity level in League of Legends and Overwatch. Karen is a member of the Academy Software Foundation and actively participates to increase diversity and inclusion efforts within the visual effects and animation industry.