Vanessa Castañeda Gill


Social Cipher

It's Vanessa Castañeda Gill's mission to unite her passions for art and stories in innovative ways that help people. Vanessa is the Co-Founder + 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 just launched the latest 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 as Forbes 30 Under 30s, AT&T Aspire Fellows, Facebook Global Gaming Citizens, and most recently LEGO Play for All Accelerator Fellows.