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2019
Michelle Rebaleati

Michelle is a Multimedia Production Specialist in the @One Digital Media Services of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to her engineering roles for university-related media events, Michelle is a content producer in digital video, audio, and most recently, virtual reality.

Her position allows her to gain an advanced knowledge of the technologies offered to students and faculty. This led Michelle to focus on virtual reality, specifically in a cultural preservation capacity. Her projects include documenting immersive experiences at Burning Man and archiving Reno’s public street art in an interactive VR application.

Michelle is an advocate for the spread and advancement of VR in pragmatic use-cases. She believes in VR as an empathy machine, capable of sharing first-person experiences that allow us to virtually walk a mile in each other’s shoes. She shares this viewpoint in her award winning documentary “Walking With Reality.”

Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014.