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Atia Newman
Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology

United States
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Atia began her career as the first woman animator in the Pakistan industry. Initially hired only as “window dressing” for the company, Atia had to prove her worth before being included in the team. She went on to work on local commercials, animated series and was outsourced to work on Hollywood movies and a AAA video game.
Atia moved to the US for her MFA in animation and was hired into academia soon after graduation. She is now a tenured Professor at RIT, teaching advanced CG animation courses and developing new ways to bring diversity into animation and VR.