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Introverted and in the Industry: Getting Started in Animation Production

Landing that first job is a struggle and building connections is an amazing way to help enter and grow in the industry. But as an introvert, or someone with a quieter personality, it can be hard to know how to make those first steps. So in this circle, we’ll give you tools and practice to help with application materials and building connections.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student (last year of study)

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Saturday

Meeting Times: Evenings (EST)

Circle Leader

Maansi Sunkara

Maansi Sunkara is a 2021 graduate, founder of Asian Queens in Animation, and currently a Production Assistant at Lucasfilm Animation. Starting her career virtually, Maansi interned at DreamWorks Animation for 7 months on the television show Madagascar: A Little Wild.


Title/Expertise:  Production Assistant


Company:  Lucasfilm Animation


Location:  Bay Area


LinkedIn / Website:
linkedin.com/in/maansisunkara/