Ainsley graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics.
Ainsley has design experience in games, education, software, and transmedia production. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Game Changer Chicago, where she co-designed transmedia games and stories with youth.
Ainsley is from Baltimore and has a dog named Koda.
Thesis: Staged Empathy: Empathy and Visual Perception in Virtual Reality Systems