Meeting with alumni judges at the runway show was a great opportunity. It made me realize not only do I love what I’m doing, but this is the place to be doing it.

 I used to be really shy.

Then once I came to college, definitely became more outgoing.

I started as a biology pre-med student.

Right when I changed my major, one of the textiles department's staff remembered me by name from a time that I had been talking to my professor.

A lot of what I learn in my textiles classes I'm able to apply at my internship.

Having the knowledge of design helps me plan it out in my head and have it all be proportionate.

But, also having that knowledge of business helps me pick dresses that I know customers are going to see in the window and want to try on and potentially fall in love with.