Welcome Community Specialist @NianticThia
We're very excited to introduce the newest member of the Ingress Team, @NianticThia. An explorer at heart, Thia has more than a decade's experience building and managing communities. She's a passionate Agent, First Saturday event organizer, and is committed to being both a bridge and champion for the global Agent community and our team. Please give Thia a warm welcome here in the forum or on COMM by tagging @tristeele.
In her own words:
Hi everyone - I’m @NianticThia (she/her/they/their) and I’m excited to be your Community Specialist! The thing I love most about Ingress is that there are so many ways to enjoy the game. Getting out and exploring the world and looking at it in a way I wasn’t before is a close second.
I’ve been in the game industry for over 15 years and before joining Niantic, I spent 8 years supporting game developer communities around the world. Previous roles have involved community management, production, operations, and events. I’ve also spent a lot of time encouraging women to get into tech and games spaces by volunteering with global initiatives like Girl Geek Dinners and Global Game Jam as well as organizing regional tech and game events in the US-Northeast and speaking in the US and Europe about the importance and benefits of both having a community and mentorship (separately).
I believe that everyone can and should be able to enjoy games as a medium (if they want to!) and that in order to do that, we need to have everyone involved in the process of making them.
I’m mom to a human and 2 canines, play Ingress way more than I should, and have been WoW-free since BoA. I love to travel and experience new places and perspectives - and wish I had the photography skills to document it better than I do!
Welcome @NianticThia. We are thrilled to have you here :-)
Welcome @NianticThia !!!
Wellcome, we're looking forward to hearing from you!!
Welcome @NianticThia nice to have you here :)
Welcome @NianticThia! Don't worry, we won't bite :D
I am totally happy with this news !! Congratulations and Welcome @NianticThia
Congratulations 🎊 @NianticThia!!!
Congratulations @NianticThia We're so excited to finally have you!!!!
Welcome! Looking forward to working with you 😄😄
Sounds like a dedicated agent the team got there, welcome to the community.
Wow, exciting news. Welcome!
Congratulations @NianticThia Looking forward to what the future will bring! 🦊🎊🎉
Congrats @NianticThia !!!!! I know you and Toast are going to do an amazing job.
Welcome @NianticThia 😁
Welcome, @NianticThia !
Congratulations @NianticThia! 🥳🥳🥳
Congrats @NianticThia ! The cats are happy to have a new herder 🐈🐈⬛
Congratulations :) Looking forward to meeting you in person once this pandemic is over and we can leave our houses again!
YAAAAAAY @NianticThia! I'm so excited it's you!!!
great to see a community person with actual experience of both communities and ingress! You have been missed.
Welcome, this is great news!
Welcome @NianticThia , great meeting you! Best wishes on your new path!
Congratulations @NianticThia , great to see a community manager back again. 🙌🏼
Welcome to Quake III Arena!!
Welcome and congrats @NianticThia
Welcome, @NianticThia! Super excited to have someone in this role who knows the game!
Welcome Buddy 💙💚
Congratulations and good luck!