Raven Morris

M.F.A. – 1st Year

3D Animation | Storrs

Hometown: Keene, Virginia
UConn location: 132 Bishop Center

Email: raven.morris@uconn.edu

M.F.A. – 1st Year

Assistantship: Greenhouse Studios

Education: Bachelor of Science in Modeling and Simulation Engineering, Minor in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, 2020

Associate of Science in Engineering, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 2016

Language(s) Spoken: basic Spanish and Japanese

Area of Research / Artistic Focus:  2D & 3D Animation, Short Film Production, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, World-building & Cinematic Storytelling

Raven fell in love with animation after watching the film Spirited Away. Inspired by the rich storytelling, memorable characters, and artistry and fluidity of Studio Ghibli works, she seeks to bring her own characters and worlds to life through animation and extended reality. A strong advocate for representation in media, her focus as an artist is to tell imaginative and impactful stories through a Black lens, and to explore diverse perspectives and experiences through immersive mediums. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games in her spare time, and hopes to travel around the world to study how other cultures tell stories to enrich her own narratives. 

Raven sees herself as more than an artist. She is an engineer and a dreamer. A proud daughter of the African diaspora who weaves her wildest dreams into realities — sometimes with a dash of code.

Recent Achievements: Presented undergraduate research in augmented reality app development at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium (2019).

Industry Experience: Taught engineering and 3D modeling to middle school students at Charlottesville City Schools (2021-2022). 

Fun Fact: My Ghanaian “day name” is Ama because I was born on a Saturday.

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