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 program is so helpful for students and emerging creatives to learn more about the industry, ask questions in a safe space, and get to know more people working in animation. Thanks so much to the Rise Up Animation leadership, volunteers and community for all you’ve done, it’s helped me learn and grow so much in just a year!