Karina Ortiz is a first-generation college student. Her love of drawing, cartoons, and video games started early in life due to the encouragement she received from her family. As a child and even in adulthood she makes comics and writes stories set in alternate worlds to satisfy her creativity. The love for drawing led her into joining the 3d Animation major as a way to challenge and refine her artistic skills. She will not pass up an opportunity to learn something new, this has led her into becoming a generalist in the 3d workspace. However, she has a preference for character design and VFX. Karina strives to work in the video game industry and hopes to even make her own game set in one of her worlds.