EcoChains: Arctic Life was created by two professors, Joey Lee and Stephanie Pfirman, who combined their passions for games and Arctic research. Joey is a Lecture Professor of Technology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and his mission is to design games for social and educational impact. Stephanie is a Professor of Environmental and Applied Sciences at Barnard University, and is wildly passionate about researching the effects of climate change in the Arctic. The team was later joined by Jason Wu, a career educator whose mission is to help students grow and discover their true potential.