Hi! I'm Mariana Ramirez-Jimenez and I love to draw characters, costume designs, and occasionally comics. I've always admired concept art from animated movies and TV shows and I've recently gotten into illustrating for books as well. One of the animated movies I admire a lot is Atlantis: The Lost Empire, especially when I realized one of the characters had the same last name as me. Not only was she Latina but reflecting back on when I first watched it made me realize how important it is to feel represented. I want to continue and create characters where kids and adults can feel represented on screen. I'll be the first in my family to graduate with a Bachelor's degree and I'm thankful for my family and wonderful friends that have helped and supported me to keep drawing and to pursue my dreams as an artist.