External Relations Coordinator
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 a Coordinator on the External Relations team for Asians in Animation. She graduated from California Lutheran University in 2020 and studied Multimedia with an emphasis in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics, & Animation. Katie aspires to learn everything on what it takes to create quality animation on the Production and Development sides, and is currently a Production Intern on an independent animated series.
What Katie loves about animation is being able to tell heartfelt stories to audiences of all ages and backgrounds in ways that test the limits of imagination, as well as getting to collaborate with people who are incredibly creative and talented (and just as passionate about animation as she is) in the process. She wishes to further 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!)