I am a recent graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, formerly known as Philadelphia University. I graduated Sum Cum Laude with a degree in Textile Materials Technology in May 2019.
I am currently a Junior Footwear Developer on the Run/Train team at Puma. As a developer, I support design and project management in building footwear. I work with overseas factories to troubleshoot any construction, material, or fit and wear issues.
I was previously a footwear development intern at Timberland. As an intern, I learned the different aspects of footwear development. I helped communicate with factories in Asia about materials and development progress. Specifically, I was tasked with managing different reports that my team and the teams in Asia used to stay on top of different production dates. More so, I learned how to build specs based on design CADS to give to Asia for their development purposes.
Before interning at Timberland, I interned for a semester at Galbraith & Paul in Philadelphia. Galbraith & Paul specializes in block-printed fabric, wallpaper, and rugs for clients. As an intern, I was tasked with assisting printers, samplers, and the design team in their studio. Specifically, I was tasked with creating new wallpaper colors on Photoshop that matched an existing fabric color. Additionally, I was tasked with drying newly printed pillow fabrics to heat set the paint, preparing fabrics and pillows to be shipped to clients, and maintaining the wallpaper printers.
My first internship at A&H Sportswear enabled me to be responsible for maintaining fabric hangers in an organized and categorized filing system. I was often tasked with helping designers source and locate fabrics in the library based on specific material requirements. Once a designer selected a number of hangers, I was responsible for contacting vendors and suppliers to retrieve the price, lead-time, MCQ, MOQ, and sample yardage. If the designers moved forward with a fabric, I was responsible for collecting the fabric specifications from the mill and helping prep the fabrics for testing to compare our test results to the mills’ specs. Additionally, I was responsible for creating a digital fabric library that would allow users to easily search and source fabrics from vendors. Finally, when new hangers were sent to A&H I was responsible for making the fabric headers and placing them into the correct category. In addition to maintaining the fabric library, I assisted in color checking fabric submittals from mills to color standards with my supervisor and the project managers/designers in order to approve or fail fabrics for color.
Graduated May 2019 B.S. Textile Materials Technology: Summa Cum Laude
Phi Psi Senior Award
AATCC Student Chapter Award
Dean's List: August 2015-May 2019
The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists (June 2015)
Brother & Co-President, Phi Psi Textile Fraternity
Member of AATCC- Association of Textile, Apparel, and Materials Professionals
Co-Correspondent & Writer, Her Campus
Big Sister, Big Brother Big Sister, Accepted August 2016