My name is Bodine. I was born and raised on a small island in the Caribbean called Sint Maarten. I continued my studies in Madrid where I studied international relations and business administration at IE University. After graduating from my dual bachelor I moved to Dublin to begin my career as a Solution Engineer at Salesforce and follow my passion for tech. I strive to be part of the digital transformation many industries currently find themselves in and seek to play a key role in implementing new technological solutions. As a solution engineer I work with companies to translate complex challenges and offer technical solutions to help them reach their strategic goals. I took this a step further when I became part of the innovation team which allowed me to be creative and experiment with technologies such as XR.
I have a passion for XR and immersive technologies and, together with some friends, founded the Irish Chapter for the VRAR Association. This initiative helped build the foundation for an XR community in Dublin. After being relocated to Amsterdam I took leadership of the Dutch Chapter for the VRAR Association. Here I will continue to bring together the best minds in virtual reality and augmented reality and foster research, develop standards, and promote connected members. Next to VRARA, I am a proud member of XR Women and a strong supporter of women in the xr industry. Here I am able to come together with some of the brightest, and most talented women in the ecosystem and share ideas and connect.