Vanessa Castañeda Gill

Co-Founder and CEO, Social Cipher

United States

It is Vanessa Castañeda Gill's mission to unite her passions for art and stories in innovative ways that help people. Vanessa is the Co-Founder and CEO of Social Cipher, a game-based social-emotional learning platform for neurodiverse youth and the professionals who work with them, based on her own experiences as an autistic/ADHD individual. Her 50% neurodivergent team recently released the second episode of their game series, Ava: a space-pirate adventure that explores social challenges through the eyes of an autistic protagonist. Vanessa and her team have earned recognition on Forbes 30 Under 30 list, AT&T Aspire Fellows, Facebook Global Gaming Citizens, and most recently, LEGO Play for All Accelerator Fellows.


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