CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

    • Bachelor of Science - Apparel Design, May 2019

    • Relevant coursework: Apparel Construction, Pattern Drafting/Grading for Industry, Draping, Fashion Illustration, Design Knit Apparel, Fashion Forecasting, Textile Evaluation, Computer Pattern Making, Fibers I & II, Industrial Apparel Assembly, Surface Pattern Development for Industry

  • REGENT’S UNIVERSITY LONDON

    • Fashion Photography and Styling, Summer 2017

  • THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO

    • Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, May 2016

    • Concentration: Marketing

  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    • Business Administration, September 2013 – May 2014

Work Experience

  • Oxford Pennant Design Studio, Buffalo, New York

    • Production Assistant, 8/2019-10/2019

  • Erie County Summer Youth Employment Program, Buffalo, New York

    • Instructor, 6/2018 – 8/2018, 6/2019-8/2019

      • Utilized understanding of industry knowledge to foster interest in fashion

      • Developed relevant course material for 4-HR weekly sessions

      • Constructed final presentation of student accomplishments

  • Arthur O. Eve Equal Opportunity Program, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

    • Academic Mentor (Fashion, and Business Students), 5/2017 – 5/2019

      • Facilitate independent lab sessions overseeing student activity

      • Mentor students in pursuit of business and fashion accreditation

  • David’s Bridal, Amherst, NY

    • Alterations Specialist  6/2018 – 9/2018

      • Performed all necessary customer garment fittings to David’s Bridal standard

      • Performed all types of alterations on bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, and special occasion dresses

  • Charter Communications (Formerly Time Warner Cable), Cheektowaga, New York

    • Customer Service Representative, 8/2016 – 4/2017

      • Utilized understanding of technology and communications

      • Coached customers usage of wide range of equipment and services

      • Served as contact for repair, troubleshooting, billing questions, sales, and account maintenance

  • Sears, Amherst, New York

    • Consultative Sales, 2/2012 – 2/2016

      • Demonstrated expert selling ability through independent retention of product knowledge, while driving profitable sales

      • Created immediate team impact, quantified through consultative departments’ first place company-wide finish in protection agreement sales, and top 7 finish for following year

      • Achieved ‘Employee of the Month’ honors recognizing unmatched leadership qualities

  • 21st CCLC Afterschool Program – Harvey Austin #97, Buffalo, New York

    • Independent Contractor, 2/2015 – 6/2015

      • Exhibited uplifting nature through middle school mentoring during after school workshop.

      • Applied organizational skills and versatility to maintain lesson plan schedule throughout the duration of the program.

Activities and Leadership

  • Fashion Student Association

  • Black Student Union

    • Public Relations Coordinator (’15-’16)           

  • Minority Management Society

  • Assistant Photo Editor: UB Spectrum

  • PODER Latinos Unidos

  • Modernizing the Silk Road (Study Abroad to China), May 2018

    • Country research, experimentation with traditional resist dye techniques, visual journal, and reflection report

    • Traditional Silk Dyeing Exhibit Displayed at Beijing Union University College of Arts

  • Visiting the Cotton Industry, October 2018

    • Student excursion to Cotton inc., and various textile technology manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and businesses in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas

Academic Honors

  • Dean’s List Award

    • Erie Community College

    • University at Buffalo

      • Spring 2016

    • Buffalo State College

      • Spring 2017

      • Fall 2017

      • Spring 2018 (4.0 GPA)

      • Fall 2018

      • Spring 2019

Achievements/Awards

  • University at Buffalo Related

    • Black Student Union

      • Ujamaa Award for Cooperative Economics – Nov. 2014

      • Nov. 2016

    • PODER Latinos Unidos

    • Daemen College Black Student Union

      • Solidarity Award

      • Black Solidarity Award – as part of presentation to UB BSU

  • Student Collection: Runway 10 (April 2017) – Presented by the Fashion and Textile Technology Department of SUNY Buffalo State College

    • Industry Professional Panel selected collection

    • Best Student Collection

    • Best of Show

  • YMA Scholarship Foundation Case Study Competition Submission – October 2017

  • Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Awardee – November 2017

  • 50 Year Anniversary Grand Gala for Buffalo State College AASO and University at Buffalo BSU in conjunction with the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity inc. – “Rising Star” Awardee – November 2017

  • YMA Scholarship Foundation Case Study Competition Awardee – January 2018

  • iD Emerging Designer Awards submission – November 2017

  • Student Collection: Runway 11 (April 2018) – Presented by the Fashion and Textile Technology Department of SUNY Buffalo State College

    • Best of Show

    • American Sewing Guild Award for Creativity and Workmanship

  • Eastman Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • PMI Buffalo “2018 Emerging Leaders’ Project of the Year” Finalist – September 2018

  • YMA Scholarship Foundation Case Study Competition Submission – October 2018

  • 9th Annual Buffalo Changemakers 30 Under 30 Honoree – October 2018

  • Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society for Professions in Technology Inductee – November 2018

  • Buffalo State College Art & Design Department Student Exhibition – April 2019

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in:

    • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access)

    • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom

    • OptiTex

    • Clo3D

Equipment/Machinery Experience

  • Various Juki Industrial Sewing Machine Models

Fashion Show Experience

  • Designing

    • UB BSU ‘Black Explosion’ – Feb. 2016

    • SUNY Oswego ASO ‘Battle of the Designers’ – April 2016

    • Propulsion Art Party Fashion Show, Central Terminal, Buffalo, NY – June 2016

    • Buffalo New Generations Fashion & Talent Show – August 2016

    • BLBC Model Management & Development, “Fashion & Art 3.0” – August 2016

    • Queen City Fashion Week, “The Crown Runway Show” – October 2016

    • Buffalo State College, AASO, “Fashion’s Night Out” – November 2016

    • Rochester, NY – February 2017

    • Canisius College, “Vogue” – April 2017

    • SUNY Oswego, Fashion At Oswego, “OZ Fashion Week” – April 2017

    • Buffalo State College, Fashion Student Association, “Avant Garde” – April 2017

    • Buffalo State College, Fashion & Textile Technology Department, “RUNWAY 10 Remember Imagine” – April 2017

    • Buffalo State College, Zen Model Bootcamp, “Zen Lights” – September 2017

    • Buffalo State College, United Students Government and Fashion Student Association, “Power of Pink” – October 2017

    • BLBC Model Management & Development, “Fashion & Art 4.0” – November 2017

    • Buffalo State College, Fashion & Textile Technology Department, “RUNWAY 11 Interconnect” – April 2018

    • The College of New Jersey, BSU, “Noir Aesthetic Fashion Show” – April 2019

    • Buffalo State College, Fashion Student Association, “House of Textures” – April 2019

    • Buffalo State College, Fashion & Textile Technology Department, “RUNWAY 12 Reawakening” – April 2019

  • Styling (Only)

    • SUNY Albany “Minerva Fashion Show” – April 2016

    • Buffalo State College, Fashion Student Association – October 2016

Community Service

  • HBCU College Tour Chaperone – Nov. 2015

  • Habitat For Humanity – February 2016

  • College Prep Panel, UB Equal Opportunity Center – Aug. 2017

Photography Experience

  • UB Spectrum – Assistant Photo Editor, Spring 2016

    • Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Rally, Alumni Arena - April 2016

    • UB Men’s Basketball

    • Tim Toles

    • Noam Pines

    • Distinguished Speakers Series

      • Kevin Spacey – April 2016

      • Siddhartha Mukherjee – April 2016

Interviews and Articles

Entrepreneurial Events/Pop-Ups

  • Black Solidarity Day – November 2016

  • VILLA “Home Sewn” Trunk show – December 2016

  • Fashion Student Association Pop-Up – November 2017

  • Black Solidarity Day – November 2017

  • Art Department “Student Sale” – December 2018

  • Black Solidarity Day – November 2019

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