Alyssa Garoogian is a writer, storyboard artist, and animator from West Palm Beach, Florida. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Central Florida working towards an Emerging Media M.F.A. Degree with a concentration in animation. She has a B.A. in Multimedia Studies from Florida Atlantic University, and focused on animation and studio art while there. She is a very driven individual who stands up for being unique. After seeing The Spongebob Squarepants Movie in 2004, she never looked back in pursuit of her goal toward making people feel the same joy and inspiration she felt in that theater.
Throughout her time at UCF, Alyssa realized the importance of asserting and celebrating not only her own, but everyone’s unique point of view. She hopes for continued change in industry regarding new ideas, and wants to see what both newcomers and experienced individuals alike can bring to the table when given full creative freedom.