I am a self-taught VR/AR* creator with a background in human-computer interaction research, non-profit work, and public policy analyses. I am the XR Creative-in-Residence at the Center for Transformational Play at Carnegie Mellon University, directed by Professor Jessica Hammer. If you have any interest in collaborating, please feel free to reach out: amkasunic [at] gmail [dot] com. 
*mostly VR, some AR, with hopes of future MR!
VR = virtual reality; AR = augmented reality; MR = mixed reality
(Das) because I haven't legally taken my husband's last name, but I still use it sometimes.