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Joahanna ThomasHR ManagerAvalanche Studios

Abraham Lincoln said "I don't like that man, I must get to know him better" Curiosity motivated Johanna to get her bachelor's degree in Psychology, she is particularly curious about how people behave. This curiosity continues to sustain her career in Human Resources; 15 years and 3 countries later, she is at her best job ever heading HR at Avalanche Studios New York City office for almost 5 years. Avalanche Studios is her first experience in the game industry and where she pioneered D&I which has since been adopted & continuously improved globally. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management, a SHRM-Certified Professional, a Certified Diversity Professional and IEEE Officer for Inclusion, Dignity and Privacy in Online Gaming Working Group