Kate Menz

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Program Manager  |  She/Her

As a former US Army Linguist who married into the world of Animation, I often equated the feeling of the “Army Family” to the feeling of the “Animation Family.” Almost everyone is a transplant and no matter where you go you know someone from your animation past, so people band together to create a special support network. It really is a small world. After a 17-year hiatus from my professional career to raise 7 kids (4 boys, 3 girls), I was excited to join the WIA team. As the Program Manager I continue helping to make space in the industry to expand our animation family to include members of underrepresented communities. Every day, I get to work with recruiters and mentors that inspire me and make me feel grateful to be a “part of this world.”

Outside of WIA, I am an expert taxi driver, Korean speaker, PTA member, ASL learner and have a pack of 3 pups that keep me exponentially busy and happy!


The free chips and salsa at any Mexican restaurant (or Korean BBQ)

Spending time with my friends


Animated Film, Short, or Series:
Just a Thought (short)

Anywhere that I don’t have to cook dinner

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