Charlotte is an illustration major at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a passion for animation. A gifted dancer, Charlotte had originally intended to pursue a career in musical theatre, but an inspirational high school art teacher led her to redirect her focus to the fine arts. Following her junior year she studied at the Art Students League of New York. She had two pieces accepted into the StArt Regional High School Student Art Competition during her junior and senior years, taking home an award of excellence from the 2012-2013 competition. She was then awarded her high school’s 2013 Future Artist award the Future Artist Award: Excellence in AP Art in 2014 in addition to a fine arts scholarship. After Graduation, Charlotte attended Sarah Lawrence College in her freshman year where she studied playwriting, psychology, French and dance. Feeling unfulfilled, she made the decision to transfer to RISD. At RISD she studies drawing, painting, visual thinking and strategies and computer animation. Charlotte takes advantage of her limited free time to dance and uses her background in performance to inspire her two-dimensional work, fueling her passion for animation and the expression of movement on paper. In her coming years at RISD, Charlotte hopes to take courses in storyboarding, character design and creative design (as well as sneak in a few classes at Brown University in literature, psychology and Italian) to achieve her dream of a career in creative design and art direction for animated film (and to be trilingual).