Hosts Andre Meadows and Jenny Lorenzo chat with the Technical team on Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. See Raya and the Last Dragon now in theaters or on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access. Visit Disney.com/Raya for more info.
KELSEY HURLEY (Technical Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios) began her career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2011. She served as Technical Supervisor on the short film, “Inner Workings,” as well as a number of other short films as part of Disney Animation’s Short Circuit Experimental Films program. She was also Associate Technical Supervisor on Ralph Breaks the Internet as well as Technical Director on the Oscar-winning Big Hero 6. Prior to these films, she was Assistant Technical Director on Wreck-It Ralph and the Oscar-winning Frozen. Hurley grew up in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and earned her BA in Computer Science from George Washington University. In her role at Disney Animation, she loves combining art and technology to help create amazing films.
GABRIELA HERNANDEZ (Associate Technical Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios) joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2013 as a TD trainee in the Talent Development Program. She was an Assistant Technical Director on the Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 and was also a Technical Director on “Inner Workings,” Zootopia, Moana, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Hernandez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and grew up in the Bronx, New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Fordham University. Currently, she’s contributing her talents to the next generation of tools and workflows that help make Disney Animation films.
SHWETA VISWANATHAN (Associate Technical Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios) began her career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2010 as an Assistant Technical Director on Wreck-It Ralph. She then went on to work as a Technical Director on the Oscar-winning films Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as on Moana. Prior to Raya and the Last Dragon, she was an Associate Technical Supervisor for Ralph Breaks the Internet. Viswanathan was born in New Delhi, India and grew up in Bangalore, India. She earned her undergraduate degree in Bangalore, India before getting her masters degree at University of Southern California.
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