I am no stranger to fashion and beauty, having spent three years in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle public relations for various brands. Like Alexander McQueen, I strongly agree that “fashion should be a form of escapism, not imprisonment.” This mindset attracted me to Threads of Peru’s values of educating women, creative design, cultural preservation, and economical empowerment.
I am currently a student pursuing her M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship & Change at Pepperdine University, while working at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. In my role as Training Program Coordinator, I work with a collaborative and creative team to prepare College Representatives with the tools they need to maximize their outreach strategies and attract creative business students aimed to globally inspire.
Additionally, I was immediately attracted to Threads of Peru’s sustainable and ethical approach to ensure the Peruvian artisans and producers are able to receive fair wages and tell their stories through fashionable, textile designs. I appreciated their utilization of empowerment as a sustainable and necessary solution to poverty.
A big believer in education and mentorship, I have supported organizations like The Boys & Girls Club by volunteering and tutoring elementary and middle school students throughout my undergraduate education at Loyola Marymount University. I have also been a Sponsorship Lead Volunteer with the nonprofit Freedom & Fashion, which uses the arts of fashion and beauty to inspire and mentor youth who’ve experienced trafficking, homelessness, as well as other injustices.
Passionate about fashion, social justice, volunteering, and empowerment, I am excited to help maximize the impact of Threads of Peru’s mission as a marketing and communications intern.