EM Alumni and all around rockstar, Kate Jorgensen was the lead story on the YouTube livestream that reached over 5 Million people. Mark Rober’s team reached out to Exceptional Minds to highlight our students and the work we do on his Color The Spectrum event with Jimmy Kimmel.

The April 30th event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel as well as YouTube creator and former NASA engineer Mark Rober on Rober’s popular YouTube channel. Viewers were treated to a host of celebrity guests including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, John Stewart, Paul Rudd, and Mark Hamill. Viewers were also educated on organizations that support the autism community. Kate Jorgensen kicked off the segment talking about Exceptional Minds as a place where “autism can be celebrated and embraced” and her story and successes now working at Nickelodeon.

You can view Kate’s segment here. If you would like to donate to our organization directly, please click here!

Exceptional Minds, a California non-profit of the year, is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming, and other related fields in the entertainment industry. Exceptional Minds provides critical technical and work readiness training customized to help its students achieve their full artistic and professional potential, creating a new pipeline of talented artists, and fostering inclusive hiring practices. Exceptional Minds and its partners are building a future where neurodiverse perspectives are vital to the advancement of a more empowered and inclusive society.