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 a council on KOA that aims to fulfill a number of different tasks. These include moderating the server, making both new and existing members feel welcome, and helping out anyone who needs it.

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: 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: Pocket
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: Tekrus
Favourite Book: Zebraflickan by Sofia Åkerman

He came emerging from a world of Lego to spread the word of hygge and productivity. He’s a self-proclaimed nerd studying for his masters degree in software engineering, and has a love for tinkering with anything related to electronics. His interests outside the realms of computers include martial arts, meditation, running, slapping the bass and periodically watching unhealthy amount of documentaries on Netflix. His natural habitats in the kingdom of KOA are the computer science sector, the citadel or the meditation discussion wing, catch him in any of those places and he will always provide you with the freshest pictures of his cat upon request.

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!

Department Heads

COTW Manager: Kugoi
Book of the Month: Kayla
Events Manager: Mark
KOA International: Grey
Head of R&D: Tekrus

Sector Leaders

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

Website Team

Editors: Joshua, Shannon
Writers: Erryn, Jason, Carlee, Shannon, Hiroyuki
Narrators: Omega, Alivia, Dawn
Sound Engineer: Dawn
Designers: Omega, Julie-Anne, Dawn


Tekrus, Erschmid, Cephil, Mark, Rani, Draco, Jessica

Clan Leaders

The Round Table: Alex
Bards of Academia: Alivia
The Fiction Faction: Zachary
The Gathering: anhero
The Clockwork Knights: Stoneybaby
The Silver Tongues: Dotty
The Students: Erschmid