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Marisa (Ginger) Tontaveetong is a multidisciplinary Creative Animation Director/ Producer. Her latest released project was as an Animation Producer for "Six Degrees with Mike Rowe" on Discovery+ released Jan 4th with School of Humans Studio. With 12+ years of design background with an MFA in Animation and B.Tech in Computer Graphics/ Multimedia, her animated short "Starlight" was longlisted for the Oscars. Currently based in Atlanta, she currently holds an O1B Extraordinary Ability visa and is currently the executive director of UNESCO- affiliated 501c(3) ASIFA-SOUTH International Animation Society-South. With a passion for the synergy of tech automation in the creative field and a passion for improving the creative industry, she works in many capacities for ACM SIGGRAPH as the Early Career Development Chair, as a strategic adviser for the board of directors, both the Nurturing and Digital Presence committee, and past SIGGRAPH ASIA Computer Animation Festival Producer. She also regularly juries, curate, and screen animation for various festivals including the Atlanta Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, ASIFAC and usually watches over 500+ animated shorts a year.