A CCAD grad’s happy ending with Disney

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Fawn Veerasunthorn (Media Studies Time-Based, 2005) dropped out of medical school in Thailand after realizing her love of animation, she recently told the Bangkok Post. Paitoon Ratanasirintrawoot, a fellow alumnus of her high school, encouraged her to attend his alma mater, Columbus College of Art & Design.

After “working her butt off,” she was accepted to the college, and with a partial scholarship.

Good thing. Veerasunthorn, a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios, went on to join the teams who made the Oscar-winners Frozen and Zootopia, as well as Oscar nominee Moana.