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Danielle A. Feinberg

AB ’96*

Danielle Feinberg is the first woman in 20 years to serve as a Visual Effects Supervisor and was part of the first all-female leadership team for a movie in Pixar’s history. She has brought to life beloved characters in award-winning films Turning Red (2022), Coco (2017), Brave (2012), Finding Nemo (2003), Wall-E (2008), Ratatouille (2007), and more. Her goal is for young students around the world to see themselves represented on screen and in positions that allow them “to dream bigger than they know how.”

Feinberg’s work to increase the number of women and students from underserved populations in computer science and stem fields includes speaking at girls’ STEM camps and conferences and working with Girls Who Code. Her talk on how Pixar creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science, and code – delivered at a 2016 Ted Talks Live event with PBS – has been viewed over 3 million times. Feinberg has received multiple awards over the years for her work at Pixar and with girls in STEM. In 2022, San Francisco Business Times gave her an OUTstanding Voices award for leaders paving the way for LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. She has served as executive sponsor of the Pixar LGBTQ+ employee resource group at Pixar, helping to bring gender neutral bathrooms to Pixar and advising on LGBTQ+ elements of Pixar films.

Danielle A. Feinberg
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