Liudmila (Mila) Paymukhina, Project Manager

Mila with Glowing glasses

Hey everyone! My name is Mila, and I’m an XR Specialist at Studio X. I’m a junior at UR majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. I’m also an international student from Russia, and prior to coming to study in the U.S., I lived in Armenia for two years studying in UWC Dilijan. On campus, I’m a part of the HCI Lab, Girls Who Code, and Sailing team. 

Liam O’Leary, XR Developer

Liam smiling at camera

Liam O’Leary is the XR developer for Studio X. He is passionate about development in the field of XR and making immersive experiences that are engaging and fun. Liam graduated from U of R with a Digital Media Studies degree in 2023. Liam loves listening to music, drawing, and creating his own VR games in his spare time.

Meaghan Moody, Assistant Director

Meaghan with headset on

Meaghan Moody is the Assistant Director for Studio X and part of the Digital Scholarship team. Previously, she was the Immersive Technologies Librarian. Before joining UR, she was the Teaching & Learning Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. She holds an MLIS from Rutgers School of Communication and Information and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Kansas.

Contact: mmoody [at]

Aleem Griffiths, Studio X Section Supervisor

Aleem smiling at camera
Aleem smiling at camera

Hey, my name is Aleem Griffiths! I was born
and raised in The Bronx (NYC). When I came
to college I started djing under the name “Dr. Griffs”
I graduated from U of R with a DMS Degree in
2018. I am a fan of tech, music, and engaging
conversations! I look forward to getting
to know more about XR in
Studio X!