Myriam Fourati

Myriam Fourati

While I was a mentee, I am also currently working in the industry as a storyboarder; but I really wanted to get this across whether it ends up published or not. I honestly couldn’t be more grateful for the kindness of the mentors who have given...

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Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal

My name is Ahmad Jamal, I’m from Kuwait. Around a year ago I started my Animation  journey and I’ve learned so much since then. After hearing about RUA, I signed up for animation feedback, and I was fortunate enough to have met Becky Bresse as m...

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Alexander Chisley

Alexander Chisley

Rise up Animation has been a blessing in disguise!  Bobby, Trent, Frank and Monica have provided invaluable resources, advice , support, guidance and unlimited access to the animation industry . They have truly bridged the gap for minorities, st...

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Trishawn Ellis

Trishawn Ellis

I remember wanting to change careers from restaurants to animation. I had no clue how that was going to work. I spoke with a friend who told me to join Rise Up Animation. This was the best advice that anyone has given me. There I met Monica Lago-Kayt...

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Saira Umar

Saira Umar

I’ve attended dozens of RUA panels and have had quite a few rounds of mentoring sessions through Rise Up. I’ve been able to make some long-lasting connections, and have communication with industry professionals. The Rise Up Mentorship pro...

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Chen from Isreal

Chen from Isreal

Hi i’m Chen i’m from Israel and my dream and passion is Character Design. I got to meet RUA by a chance with Disney for one week. I would wake up every morning in 3am just to listen and absorb as much as I can. I had 3 feedbacks so far wi...

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Cathy Qiu

Cathy Qiu

Happy 1st anniversary! I’m so grateful to be a part of this community. Rise Up Animation has been such a light through the uncertainty of the pandemic. I’ve met so many cool new friends who I’m able to collaborate with and grow as a...

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