Name: Kat Karen
Date of Birth: February 13, 1991
Occupation: City Employee
Favourite game: NBA 2K
Favourite character: Tracer (Overwatch)
Hobbies outside of gaming?
Playing and Coaching Basketball, any type of exercise, spending time with friends, travelling/road trips, taking care of my 2 dogs and 2 cats
How would your friends describe you?
Competitive, easygoing, empathetic, responsible, funny, awkward, outgoing, sarcastic, eats a lot of food
Favourite place you’ve travelled?
Toss-up between backpacking Italy with two of my friends and travelling to Guatemala alone
Next on your travel list?
This year I plan on going to Miami, Nashville and Mexico
Go-to music to listen/party to?
Who did you game with growing up?
My older brother and my friend Peyre (her and I used to crush a pizza while playing Tony Hawk regularly in high school)
What did your parents think of your gaming?
As long as I maintained a healthy balance between exercise, homework and friends they did not mind if I was playing video games. I just remember once I played Skyrim for about 16 hours straight and we had to have a “talk”
Most memorable gaming memory?
Winning $200 from a FIFA tournament that I just walked in on (at the time I hadn’t played FIFA since FIFA98 so it felt extra rewarding, considering everyone was taking it so seriously—apparently I just got lucky)
Advice to your 15-year-old self?
Don’t travel 4 hours to the Kanye West concert the night before your High school Track and Field Championships—it turns out that he is sort of a jerk