Resume

Education 

Kansas State University

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Human Ecology, Specialization in Apparel and Textiles

London College of Fashion

  • 2013, MA Fashion Future (Fashion & the Environment)

University of Rhode Island – Cumma Sum Laude, GPA: 3.78

  • 2010, BS Textile, Fashion Merchandising, and Design / Minor Communication Studies / Minor Honor Studies with a focus in Sustainable Design

Experience – Higher Education 

2016 – 2019 Kansas State University (KSU)

  • Instructor of Record – Apparel Production I (TEVAL: 4.8), History of Apparel Fashion (TEVAL: 4.1)
  • Temporary Instructor of Record – Apparel Production I, Dress and Human Behavior (4.5), Computer Technologies for Merchandising (4.6)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant – Apparel and Textile Industry, Dress and Human Behavior, Computer Technologies for Merchandising, History of Apparel Fashion, Our Sustainable World
  • Studio Manager – Apparel Design Specialization Courses
  • Guest Lecturer – Introduction to Sociology

2014 – 2016 Montclair State University (MSU)

  • Assistant Professor – Introduction to Apparel Design, Culture & Appearance, Textile Industries, Independent Study, Evaluating Apparel Quality, Fashion Study Abroad – London (Course Director), Paris (Assistant), Development of Fashion Products, Internship in Fashion
  • Adjunct Professor – Culture & Appearance

2012 London College of Fashion (LCF)

  • Widening Participation Unit Ambassador

2010 University of Rhode Island (URI)

  • Undergraduate Department Assistant

Experience – Design 

You can download a digitally friendly, selected version of my design work here: Selected Portfolio 2012 – 2016

2018 – 2019 Kansas State University – Department of Nuclear Engineering

  • Freelance Product Developer (No documentation permitted.)

2017 – 2018 Radiation Technologies Inc. / Department of Defense Contractor

  • Freelance Fashion Designer (No documentation permitted.)

2013 Pantman Inc.

  • Fashion Designer – Accounts held with Calvin Klein, PVH, IZOD, Bass, DKNY, & DKNYC

2013 Terracycle Inc.

  • Freelance Fashion Designer – Products produced for L’OREAL, Garnier Division

2012 – 2013 Nike Inc.

  • Freelance Fashion Designer – MAKING App. / LAUNCH 2020

2010 Isaac Mizrahi New York

  • Production Intern – Resort 2010, Spring/Summer 2011

Awards, Accomplishments & Accepted Work 

  • 2020 Small Humanities Grant, $1000
  • 2018 – 2019 Student Member of the Year Award, Nominee – Graduate Student Council
  • 2019 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Science to Art Selected Artist – Indigo Bath, photography
  • 2019 Graduate Student Council Competitive Travel Award Receipient
  • 2019 Human Ecology Student Travel Award Recipient
  • 2019 Graduate Student Council Professional Development Certificate
  • 2019 Department of ATID Outstanding Leadership Award
  • 2019 Department of ATID Outstanding Engagement/Outreach Award
  • 2019 Overall Outstanding Graduate Student Award – Human Ecology
  • 2019 ITAA/Regents Joint Conference Presentation, What can we learn from Mars?
  • 2019 ITAA/Regents Joint Conference Poster Session: (1) The development of textile products in respect of multi-skill level artisans. A practical case study on socially responsible production in Kerala, India, (2) Investigating the role of experiential learning in obtainment of sustainable knowledge: The incorporation of social, economic, and environmentally sustainable resources into apparel production coursework. 
  • 2019 Capital Graduate Research Summit Presenter
  • 2018 Kansas State University Research and the State: Winner, Designing Home Goods for Socially Responsible Production. A Lions in Four Sponsored Project for Manufacture by Multi-Skill Level Artisans in Kerala, India
  • 2018 Textile Society of America Warp Speed Presentation, Local Wear
  • 2018 – 2019 Timothy R. Donahue Involvement Scholarship
  • 2018 – 2019 Sonny and Gita Ramaswamy Scholarship in ATID
  • 2018 Overall Outstanding Graduate Student Award – Human Ecology
  • 2018 ATID Showcase of Excellence: First Place Gallery Exhibit, Designing Home Goods for Socially Responsible Production. A Lions in Four Sponsored Project for Manufacture by Multi-Skill Level Artisans in Kerlala, India
  • 2018 ATID Showcase of Excellence: Accepted Work, Capturing Rises and Falls, An Exploration in Arashi Shibori 
  • 2017 – 2019 Olive Jantz Ubel Textile Scholarship
  • 2017 – 2018 NSF Science Communication Fellow
  • 2017 – ATID Showcase of Excellence: Accepted Work, Anatomy of Identity
  • 2015 International Textile and Apparel Association: Design Exhibition, Anatomy of Identity
  • 2015 George Segal Gallery, Juried Faculty Exhibition, Anatomy of Identity 
  • 2013 University of the Arts London Sustainability Award
  • 2013 Mentor – Money for Life Contest Finalist, Recognition by the Duchess of Cornwall
  • 2011 Undergraduate Thesis Accepted to the Art and Gender in Everyday Life Conference, The Fabrication of Gender: From Concept to Catwalk
  • 2011 Spring Splash Design Award – Most Innovative Award, Marriage
  • 2010 AATCC – New England Regional Award
  • 2009 Spring Splash Scholar Award
  • 2008 Spring Splash Design Award – Honorable Mention

 


Service 

Kansas State University 

  • Graduate Student Council President (2018 – 2019)
    • Co-Chair Strategic Enrollment Management Student Task Force
    • Member, University’s Budget Model Review Panel
    • Member, Graduate Council
    • Member, Graduate Council Student Affairs Committee
    • Liaison, Professional Development Committee
    • Liaison, Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Graduate Student Council President-Elect (2017 – 2018)
    • Member, Graduate Council Student Affairs Committee
    • Liaison, Professional Development Committee
    • Chair, Awards & Recognition Comittee
  • Local Fashion, Global Impact
    • Organized and hosted a panel discussion on women’s entrepreneurship and sustainable fashion in Kansas for Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2018; organized the presentation of undergraduate work during the event. Event to reoccur in October 2019.
  • Make It With Wool Judge
    • Fall 2017, 2018
  • Teaching and Learning Center Graduate Student Orientation Panelist
    • Winter 2017, Summer 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019
  • College of Human Ecology Graduate Student Orientation Panelist
    • Summer 2017, Summer 2018
  • College of Human Ecology Undergraduate Research Forums Judge
    • Spring 2017
  • Apparel Textiles and Interior Design Student Symposium Section Leader
    • Spring 2017
  • Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Showcase of Excellent Judge
    • Spring 2017

Montclair State University 

  • Student Conduct Hearing Specialist, Selected Faculty Position
  • Brookdale Community College Fashion Advisory Board Member
    • Fall 2014 – Spring 2016
  • Arts Day Speaker and Facilitator
  • Open House
    • Fall 2014, Spring/Fall 2015, Spring 2016