Jordan Machalek is a third-year Game Design and Development student at Rochester Institute of Technology. He believes that games have the ability to profoundly impact people’s lives in a positive way. His passion for game design focuses around creating interactive experiences that cause people to reflect on their motivations for what they do and things that matter to them in life. He also holds a particular interest in using games to study the teaching of religious concepts and how they impact people at a personal level. When not making, or playing, games Jordan volunteers as a youth ministry leader in his home community and participates in mission work, enjoys reading, and edits videos for various purposes. He also spends as much time as he can outdoors by playing paintball, hunting, and hiking, from the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania that he calls home to the peaks of the Adirondack mountains and their grand views.