Work


Current

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Functional Apparel Design Research Fellow, June 2016-Present

Part of a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, biomechanics, physical therapists and designers to design, research, and test soft exosuits that have the ability to augment and/or restore human performance in military and medical contexts. 

 

Past

NASA

Summer 2015

Grant Student: Re-designed crew clothing for Mars missions as well as developed a cooling vest with engineers for NASA security.

RISDapparel.com

2014-2016

Founder, Creator, Editor-in-Chief: Helped to manage 15 apparel's first student-run website, specializing in the content that is produced.

Design for America

2014-2015

UX Design Team Member: Forecasted and designed wearable eye-tracking devices for people with ALS in conjunction with the Speak Your Mind Foundation.

ChariTotes

2011-Present

Founder: Created and manages company, which designs and manufactures project-based products benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Aéropostale

Summer 2014

Accessory Design Intern: Designed concept for Fall 2015 and created tech packs for Spring and Summer 15 development.

DKNY

Summer 2013

Design Intern: Aided in the creation of RTW Spring 2014 collection.

Nicole Miller

Summer 2011-2014                  

Design Intern: Dressed for fashion weeks and helped with pattern development.        

EDUCATION


 

Rhode Island School of Design

Major: Apparel Design

Graduated: June 2016

MIT Enterprise Forum

Winter 2016

Entrepreneurship course covered taking a startup from ideation to market

Brown University Business Course    

Fall 2013

Course covered all aspects of running a nonprofit or industrial organization

NYU Marketing Certificate Program        

Summer 2012-2016

Courses include: Branding and Positioning, Facebook Marketing, Strategic Planning for Marketers, Campaign Management                                               

Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School

New York City, NY

Graduated: June 2012

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS


CFDA Fashion Education Summit Panelist: 2017, Spoke on "Reshaping the Culture of Fashion through Innovative Design & Technology" 

New York Fashion Week: 2016, Selected to show senior thesis collection in September 2016 Fashion Week

MIT Design For America Mentor: 2016-2017, Helped students with the design thinking and prototyping phases of their social impact projects

RISD Apparel Merit Scholarship Winner: 2015, Winner of merit scholarship for overall achievement in leadership and skill during the year in apparel design

YMA Scholarship Winner: 2014, Winner of annual YMA Scholarship competition to rebrand a company and write its business proposal

RISD Honors Student: 2013, 2014, One of RISD’s highest ranking scholars

RISD Fashion Collection: 2013-2016, RISD apparel finals voted into end-of-year's Providence Collection show

Behance Features: Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Semester finals featured on RISD’s portfolio website.

RISD’s Travel Abroad Wintersession: Fall 2013, Selected to travel abroad to Italy to study shoe design for five weeks.

 

Skills


Problem-solving, Design Thinking, Human Subject Testing, Rapid Prototyping, Textile Research and Characterization, Sewing, Adobe Creative Suite, Drafting, Draping, Patternmaking, Sewing, Maya, Final Cut Pro, Machine Knitting, Technical Flats, Tech Packs, PLM, Kaledo Knit, Embroidery, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Microsoft Office, Amtrak Frequent Traveler