Known as the ‘Abogamer’, Micaela stands as an international authority on digital ethics, XR policy, and the intertwining of generative AI with creativity and copyright. With an unique intersection of expertise, she is recognized globally as a videogame scholar and activist who brings a powerful voice to the frontier of digital realities.
As a TED Fellow, she challenged the world with the question, “How to stop the metaverse from becoming the internet’s bad sequel?” in a TED talk that garnered over 1.5 million views worldwide. A very sought after speaker, on stage Micaela is an inspirational powerhouse. She has presented across the globe in conferences like GDC, TED, GamesBeat Summit, Ada Lovelace Festival, More Than Just a Game, RightsCon and many more, reaching audiences in over 28 countries.
An influential thought leader shaping AI and metaverse policy at international forums, Micaela currently serves on Chatham House’s AI Taskforce, and as a member of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Council on the Future of the Metaverse’. As an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, she started and is co-leading the “Video Game and XR Policy Working Group”.