Scholar Spotlight

Katherine (Kate) Budak

School: Art Center College of Design
Year of Graduation: Spring 2018 (April)
Major: Illustration

I’m an L.A based illustrator and recent grad from Art Center College of Design where I studied character design and visual development for animation. I’m currently interning at FriendsWithYou, an art collaborative known for their large scale installation art and animated Netflix children’s show.

My future goal is to become a character designer and hopefully one day, a show creator for Cartoon Network.

“I want to thank the Ebell for supporting me throughout college and for believing in me! I would love to stay in touch and connected with the Ebell in any way possible and keep you updated on the developments in my career.”

William Brooks

School: CalState, Northridge
Year of Graduation: May 2018
Major: Vocal Performance

In May 2018, William Brooks completed his degree in Vocal Performance at California State University, Northridge, studying under Dr. Deanna Murray. William is a piano and voice instructor and teaches privately in Santa Clarita. He teaches classical, musical theatre, and pop styles.

This summer, he will be working at Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts right outside Washington D.C., working as an education and outreach intern. In the future, he is looking to apply to graduate school and get his master’s degree in public policy, hoping to work in the non-profit or government sector, with an emphasis on the arts.