Professionally, I am proud of having been a director for an amazing fashion brand by the age of 28, eventually growing to a senior role handling a large global business. I am proud for the connections I have made through this journey that continue to propel me forward in my career. Personally, conquering the challenge of being able to balance work and life each day and still have fun is a great accomplishment for me. Being happy in this moment with where I am,with who I am, is something that makes me smile each day.
How Drexel Helped:
I credit Drexel every day with where I am today. They throw you in from day one, consistently challenge you and immerse you in your major from the start. It was the best training ground for a career in the fashion industry. The professors and staff put pressure on you, which makes you comfortable handling tough situations, and they give you the tools to help your career down the road. The co-op experience cannot be beat. It stacks your résumé before you even graduate, setting you apart from the competition. I always say that if I had to pick a college again and do it all over, I would pick Drexel.
Where I’ll Be in Five Years:
I hope to work for a highly innovative brand where I have the continued opportunity to build and lead a team and be inspired by the product I work on. I want to continue to have my Drexel connections to support and hire co-ops and recent graduates, facilitate their growth and maybe even teach at Drexel one day. I will continue the work and life balance. I will keep laughing with my children, my family and friends. I will expand my volunteering opportunities with my local VA hospital to give back to those who serve our country so bravely. I will continue to teach yoga at a nonprofit in my spare time…who knows, maybe there is a way to combine all of this. I am open to new opportunities each day.