Kayli Higashi will be graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Graphics and Animation with a minor in Painting and Drawing from the University of Colorado Denver in May 2022. Throughout Kayli’s educational career, she has found a great passion through all medias of art, whether it is with traditional or digital forms. Kayli has a strong devotion to the field of 3D-Animation, as bringing a story and environment to life is an outstanding experience to be a part of. With an emphasis in hard-surface modeling, texturing, and animating, Kayli plans on working in any of these fields after college. Kayli values service and giving time to her community, whether it was during or outside of school.
Since 2018, Kayli has been volunteering as an Animal Care Assistant at the Dumb Friends League, expanding her skills of attentivity and organization. She has been a returning 3D-Animation Teaching Assistant and LYNX Leader for the College of Arts and Media National Art Camps. Kayli has also been an active board member of CAM’s Dean Student Advisory Council and a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda; all of which has shaped her to be a well-rounded leader and artist in her community.