Director Anna Doherty
Gaming Together Founder and Director Anna Doherty has decades of experience helping people communicate across cognitive differences: founding and editing for Together Editing & Design, teaching English as a Second Language, instructing graduate students in academic writing, and working with young people with special needs.
Anna grew up in a family with autism spectrum and ADHD siblings, who improved their social skills and developed solid friendships through Dungeons & Dragons gaming with peers. The effectiveness of this approach inspired her to offer the groups professionally. [read more...]
With a lifelong interest in communication across social and cultural difference, Anna has a degree in Arabic and Russian from Georgetown University, is Certified in Teaching the English as a Foreign Language, and has traveled and lived in Russia, Switzerland, Jordan, and Turkey.
Anna brings focus and dedication to meeting people where they are and supporting their growth, whether she is mentoring GT Story Tellers or working with GT students.
Her pandemic projects have included building raised beds and starting a garden; playing music with her spouse; learning (trying to learn) the Irish flute, ukelele, and electric bass ukelele; and having outdoor singalongs with her neighbors. In addition to a small jack- russell-beagle-chihuahua rescue dog named Leela, Anna also has MANY stuffed animals, each with their own name and personality. [read less...]
Story Tellers (Instructors)
Gaming Together instructors (STs) are a wonderful and diverse group of young people with experience both running Dungeons & Dragons and working with youth to support learning and growth.