Hometown: Sterling, Virginia
Career Goal: Retail Real Estate Developer
What was your educational experience before transferring to LIM?
I’m from Northern Virginia, about 16 miles from Washington, D.C. I earned my Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College.
What made you choose LIM as the next step for your education?
I’ve wanted to attend LIM since I was in high school. I’ve always been interested in fashion and what goes into running a business, so I thought—what other school offers the best of both these worlds? LIM provided me with a very smooth transition as a transfer student. I had countless people helping me along the transfer process, and they continue to. I am currently working toward my bachelor’s in Fashion Merchandising.
What experiences and opportunities have you had since coming here?
During my first semester, I attended New York Fashion Week which was an amazing experience! I helped launch the 10th issue of The Lexington Line, as the magazine’s Assistant Marketing Director. I sat on the Board of Directors for the Sustainability Club. I served as Vice President of the Residence Hall Council. I also attended the WWD Culture Conference, where I met Phluid Project CEO and Founder Rob Smith.
What’s your favorite class?
It is very hard to choose just one. All the classes I’ve taken have opened my eyes to different positions in the fashion industry that I never knew existed. My favorite class may have been during my first semester, Retailing: Omni and Multichannel with Professor Conrad. This class helped me truly understand the definition of value behind a product. BENEFIT OVER PRICE! (I hear Professor Conrad laughing now.)
How is LIM helping you towards a career?
The requirement to complete internship is helping me so much. Never in a million years would I have thought I’d be a production intern and loving it! Not only does this help you explore; it allows you to make connections. It’s all about who you know in the industry!
What are you liking most about the LIM experience?
Living in New York City! Not only do you get to go to a fashion business school in the city, but you get so many more opportunities by just living here. My favorite part is being in the city during the holidays.
What advice would you share with other students transferring to LIM?
I think one piece of advice I would give to other transfer students is to push yourself outside your comfort zone! Never give up on yourself; dream big. If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough.