Chantal is a French-American born and raised in Miami, Florida. She grew up watching American cartoons and anime (Japanese cartoons) and seeing the various art styles and stories flowing out from these culturally-different studios onto her television screen was (and continues to be) an awesome experience for her. 

Before joining the team at Powerhouse Animation, she worked as an adjunct professor of screenwriting from 2019 till 2021. She then volunteered at Producers Pool where she wrote and produced a short film that will premiere on YouTube Kids. She was also selected as a mentee for the Women in Animation Mentorship program in October 2021.

Chantal earned her MFA in Film and a BA in English Literature/Creative Writing from the University of Miami. While in graduate school, she co-founded Duo Tales Studios, where she wrote, produced and directed three award-winning short films (one animation, two live-action). 

When she isn't trying to figure out the next plot point in a story or helping out at the studio, she enjoys doing Muay Thai training, collecting manga, and screaming at the top of her lungs at k-pop and metal concerts. 

To see a detailed list of her degrees, accolades, and experiences, click the link below.