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Mei Ke

They/Them Pronouns | Name Pronunciation: m-AY k-UH | 中文名字: 柯梅

Mei (they/them) is a researcher with an interdisciplinary background in intelligence analysis, the gaming industry, and diversity consulting. Their fascination with the impact of storytelling on human behavior drives their relentless curiosity. Their biggest passion is queer and transgender inclusion in research design.



UC San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy //

Master of International Affairs

  • Intercultural communication

  • Region Specialty: Asia

Baylor University //

BA in International Studies

  • Minors: Chinese Language, Business Administration

Work Experience

Research Moderator // Riot Games

Sept 2022 - Present

Moderating research (interviews, focus groups, design and implementation of surveys); pulling data for analysis; facilitating and moderating playtests for 50+ people; compiling easily-digestible reports for stakeholders; recruiting and scheduling participants

Diversity and Inclusion Consultant // Superfriendly

2018 - Present

Interview and focus group facilitator; event organizer; presents on topics of DEI to hundreds of participants; publishes peer reviewed research

Research Associate // The Raben Group

Aug 2021 - Dec 2021

Coordinated and facilitated trainings and workshops; directed research(interviews, focus groups, survey design and implementation, mixed mythologies); data collection and analyses; created sustainable content for DEI initiatives

Teaching Assistant // UC San Diego

March 2020 - June 2020

Gamification researcher; coordinated longitudinal simulation game; developed personas and game strategy

Related Experience

Research Specialist // Congressman Scott Peters

Jan 2020 - March 2020

Tracked first COVID-19 outbreak in San Diego; presented findings to team; published community updates

Research Assistant // NAVWAR Pacific

Jun 2019 - August 2019

Mixed methods research; data mining; presented findings and action items to executive level leadership


  • Mandarin Chinese

  • Data Analysis

  • Interviews / Focus Groups

  • Survey Design & Assessment

  • Usability Testing

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Journey / Empathy Maps

  • Ethnography

  • Personas

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