Dauna Kiser / Ghaelen D'Lareh
Ghaelen D'Lareh (aka Dauna Kiser) is an educator, historian, artist, radio broadcaster, storyteller, and virtual world builder. She is the Executive Director of the Ageless Mind Project, the mother organization of Whole Brain Health in Second LIfe and Virtual Learning Village grid in the Opensimulator Metaverse. She began her experience with virtual worlds in 2004 in the online game, URU. The rich, historical storyline and the global, international community showed her at once the potential for using virtual immersive worlds for teaching and storytelling. Since 2005, she has explored a variety of virtual platforms and has built prototypes of immersive environments for professional development using different platforms. She also builds settings for internet radio-to-virtual world events she has hosted in Second Life and Sinespace. Currently, she is developing a digital web- and world-based presence for the Ageless Mind Project around the Metaverse.