Staff Listing

Without our team of talented and dedicated knights, Knights of Academia would not be possible! Read on to learn a bit more about them…


The Guardians and Helpers form the council on KOA that aims to fulfill a number of different tasks. Guardians are the more visible of the two, providing front line support for members, moderation and contributing to community-oriented projects.

Discord Username: Alex
Favourite Book: Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The world is wide open, and your reality is fully malleable. Alex works hard to share this truth with the world around him. He is the founder of KOA, and works with one of the best teams on this earth to spread a bit of light into this world. Thank you for joining us, and Carpe Diem!

Discord Username: cosmicdev
Favourite Book: What If? by Randall Munroe

I’m a front-end web developer based in the southern US! Currently in high school working on a variety of hobbies including programming, 3D printing and content creation. One of my favorite things to talk about is psychology and religion, and I hope to pursue a computer engineering degree in the future.

Discord Username: Mark / Dendrobyte
Favourite Book: The Messenger by Marcus Zusak

The most concise way I can describe myself is, “jack of all trades, master of none”! I have several hobbies as I search for a passion, from reading about psychological and linguistic studies to computer programming and 3D animation. I’m currently an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Psycholinguistics with minors in Math and Game Design in NYC!


The Helpers form the other half of the KOA Council, they tend to work behind the scenes developing, maintaining and managing the various projects we have on the go at any given time.

Discord Username: Joshua
Favourite Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Originally hailing from Canada, Joshua is a citizen of the world following wherever the winds take him. A lifelong student, his research interests include psychosomatics, yoga and actor-training. He’s usually found with his laptop, a microphone and a yoga mat, and if you ever need to bribe him Maynards Swedish Berries are the way to go.

Discord Username: wordvalkyrie
Favourite Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Born and raised in Southern California, USA, Emma is a full-time college student pursuing her BA in American Sign Language/English Interpretation. Her passions include (and are not limited to) public speaking, physical health and wellbeing, Deaf culture, the Bible, and the positive affect good habits and routines have on the mind. She dislikes negative mindsets, being stuck inside on a lovely day, burpees, and celery.

Discord Username: RaniOfTheRain
Favourite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Born and raised in the UK, Chloe is a renaissance woman through and through. Having just finished her Computer Science degree at university, she’s entering the world of Cyber Security as a Security Engineer. With a heart full of dreams, and a head full of goals, her plan is to learn as much as she can about the world and pick up lots of new skills along the way. That is, assuming, she can convince herself to stop reading for awhile.

Discord Username: LadyArtemisa
Favourite Book: can’t decide between Hopscotch  by Julio Cortázar or Immortality by Milan Kundera.

I’m located in Argentina and graduated in biotechnology, currently working in the pharma industry. I enjoy all things regarding planning and making the most out of time through productivity. I also love trying new things, from singing and drawing, to trying to shift into a wellness focussed lifestyle, so I’m an everlasting learner.

Department Heads

COTW Manager: Kugoi
Book of the Month: Mariel
Events Manager: Mark
KOA International: Mariel
Head of R&D: Colin
Website Manager: Chloe

Sector Leaders

The Arts: Dawn
Sector Hand: Zachary
STEM: ChristinaFox
Computer Science: Steven
Sector Hand: Key
Hustle ‘n’ Bustle: position open!
Sector Hand: Hannah
Wellness: Ollie
Academics: Erschmid

Website Team

Editors: Joshua, Shannon
Writers: Jason, Emma
Narrators: Omega, Dawn
Sound Engineer: Dawn
Designers: Omega, Julie-Anne


Mark, Rani, Colin, Maestoso, Zaphoo

Clan Leaders

The Round Table: Alex
Bards of Academia: position open!
The Fiction Faction: Zachary
The Gathering: Hikikomori
The Clockwork Knights: Stoneybaby
The Silver Tongues: Dotty
The Students: Colin
The Wolf Pack: QueenWolf