External Relations Director
Pronunciation: Kay-tee Dee-zahn
What I do: Community Engagement, Talent Development, Professional Development Programming
What I am: Proud Filipino-American, SoCal native, and foodie
Katie is the External Relations Director for Asians in Animation. She currently works at Nickelodeon as a Production Assistant on Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Katie previously worked on Rock Paper Scissors, the first short to be green lit for series from Nickelodeon's Intergalactic Shorts Program.
A 2020 graduate of California Lutheran University's Multimedia program, Katie loves being able to tell relatable, heartfelt stories in ways that go beyond the limits of imagination. She also enjoys collaborating with people who are incredibly creative, talented, and just as passionate about animation as she is. Katie's goal is to shine a spotlight on diverse representation, both on- and behind-the-screen within the animation industry.
Fun Fact: Katie’s favorite Studio Ghibli film is Kiki’s Delivery Service because it talks about burnout and finding inspiration again for the things you’re passionate about. (Something anyone can relate to!)