A recent grantee of the 2010 Digital Media Learning Game Changers Competition, I am a 28 year old Safety Informaticist and Coordinator and grad student who takes on game design on the side. I have also been featured in the shipped Playstation3 video game, LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition (2009). Good times, eh?
Hello, my name is David Dino. I am 28 and am living in Azusa, CA. I'm a Californian native and lived here for more than 20 years. I was originally from the Philippines and moved to the United States when I was 3 and lived in Virginia for two years before I moved to California. There I graduated both grade school and high school in Pasadena, then went to the University of California, Irvine for 2 years to study Information and Computer Science. After that, I joined the United States Army in September of 2001 and became an airborne medic.
I was stationed in Germany for 3 years where I had the pleasure of doing a few tours in Bosnia and Iraq. I also worked as a Disease Intervention Specialist for all of Army Europe. That basically means I was an STD counselor for everyone there.
I left in 2005 and returned home to Azusa where I became a staff coordinator and system administrator for a local hospital. I am currently working as an Informaticist and Safety Coordinator in that same hospital and am currently enrolled in graduate school pursuing my MBA. I also recently worked with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Media Molecule on the recent game for the Playstation 3, LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition as a level designer. I am currently working on a project with DMLCentral and HASTAC to provide an alternative learning resource for children and young adults throughout the nation, focusing on national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts through video gaming.