Kara Oropallo’s teaching and research focus primarily on creative management and the art (and joy!) of managing artists. Kara’s previous industry experience includes 12 years at DreamWorks Animation, where she worked in production on such films as The Croods and Rise of the Guardians. She also produced the behind-the-scenes documentary Rise of the Guardians: Creating an Epic. More recently, Kara worked in studio management on such films as Boss Baby and Trolls. Kara has experience managing multiple departments, including Story, Editorial, Visual Development, and Animation. Kara is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication. Originally from Michigan, Kara graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Film Production and Screenwriting and a minor in Women in Film. She is currently writing her first book on how to manage artists in the creative process.