Global Patch Staff 2023

Our Ancestral Plane

Built by a small but mighty team.

Mariah Simone' Denson Profile Photo for Global Patch.
Mariah Denson
Founder & President
Stephanie Darilus Global Patch Profile Photo
Stephanie Darilus
VP of Advancement
Janae McPhaul
Partnerships Manager
Taylor Ross
VP of Marketing
Whitney Walters profile photo
Whitney Walters
Community Manager
Young girl playing with the edison robot and legos.
Young boy at Global Patch table
We are on a MISSION

Global Patch is a 501c3 that provides advocacy and sustainable resources to increase equity and accessibility to careers in video games, esports, digital arts, engineering, and STEAM related careers for under-represented, marginalized, and rural communities.

Global Patch’s vision is to create a world where everyone, everywhere can work in the video game, esports, interactive media, technology, engineering, and related STEAM industries without being hindered by a lack of access to resources. lack of career opportunities, geographical discrimination, career gate-keeping, inequitable treatment, and hostile working conditions.
Our Vision
Global Patch Demo
Mariah presenting at the Innovation Week Exhibit at Florida State University.

2017 - 2018

Our Founder represented Florida State University at the capital advocating for educational technology and tech based teacher resources for rural communities. This is the space where the idea of using gaming as a teaching modality was nurtured.
Kids creating video games in the Bahamas

2020 - 2019

Throughout the summer, we taught basic robotics,engineering, coding, and animation to youth in Nassau, Bahamas. It was such ahit that we had been invited to do the work in other spaces throughout the islands in partnership with Lend A Hand Bahamas.
Global Patch Staff 2023

April 2023

Global Patch was official founded in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kids creating video games

June 2023

Global Patch established community partnerships with Gameheads, Unreal Engine, Exist Gaming, and Women at EA Games to provide educational and career resources virtually and in-person.

See the Big Impact We Created in our  2023 Impact  Report!

2023 was a big year for Global Patch. We made great strides in sharing resources, conducting workshops, and uplifting our communities in the joint effort to make access to games, esports, interactive media, and STEM careers and education more achievable. Check out what we were able to accomplish and see how you can help us move forward and grow to reach even more people.

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2023 Global Patch Impact Report

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