INI Alumnus Jesse Schell One of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40

November 14, 2005

INI alumnus Jesse Schell was recently selected by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 - forty young professionals who make Pittsburgh a better place to live. The winners were honored at a ceremony on November 11, 2005 at the SouthSide Works and are featured in the November issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.

Schell is an assistant professor of entertainment technology and the CEO of Schell Games, a company that develops innovate video games. Formerly, he was creative director of the Walt Disney Imagineering VR Studio, where he worked as a designer, programmer and manager on several projects for Disney theme parks and DisneyQuest. Schell is also the coordinator of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Game Developers Association.

This is not the first time Schell has been singled out for his achievement. In 2004, Schell was named one of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review.