Bridget van Breeman grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois, a western Chicago suburb. Fascinated by comics, film, and digital media from an early age, she soon began honing her own creative skills. During grade school she made comic strips for friends and family. She also began teaching herself the basics of web coding, and using digital drawing programs. While attending Saint Ignatius College Prep, she began exploring animation and a growing interest in computer science. Now a student at Oberlin College, Bridget hopes to develop her programming and design skills and plans to major in computer science.
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