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Mailing Address:

Siebel Scholars Foundation
1300 Seaport Blvd., Suite 400
Redwood City, CA 94063

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(650) 299-5260

2008 - Joyce Pan

Joyce Pan arrived at Stanford prepared to study engineering – she loved math and logic puzzles – but she wasn’t ready to give up her interest in the arts. So Joyce looked for coursework in which she’d be able to follow all those passions. Now, with two Computer Science degrees focusing on graphics as well as a minor in Studio Art, she is able to combine the creativity of computer programming with the visual creativity of filmmaking and storytelling.

During her undergraduate years, Joyce worked for a Ph.D. lab rendering images to visualize data for physics-based simulations. After graduation, Joyce brought that experience to DreamWorks Animation, where she works closely with artists to develop innovative digital lighting software. As a Technical Director on such films as Monsters vs. Aliens and Shrek Forever After, Joyce serves as a conduit between artists and software developers while also contributing to workflow design and tool implementation. While Joyce focuses on specific software problems on a day-to-day basis, she also enjoys witnessing the overall filmmaking process – from conception to storyboard to production to the final release.

In her spare time, Joyce practices wushu – a performance-based Chinese martial art – and plays violin in a community orchestra in Los Angeles, where she currently resides.