This last year has been full of unforeseen challenges that have pushed me to be resilient, flexible, and find creative solutions. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I moved from Brooklyn NY back to Vermont to be close to family and access to the outdoors. I used my skills as a pattern maker to help keep my family, friends, and fellow humans safe by making snug-fitting, safe masks. Come fall I invested in my community by becoming a teacher’s aid so the small school could be in person. I took more of a leadership position and became a full-time teacher. I was able to adapt all my creative skills as a designer to enhance individuals learning experiences and create lesson plans to teach what I’m passionate about.

Education

BFA: Industrial Design 

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester NY

GPA: 3.5

Dean’s List Minor: American Sign Language

Computer Skills 
Pattern Pro
Markers Program
Sketchbook Pro
Illustrator
In-Design
SolidWorks
Fusion 360
Procreate

Design Skills 
Teck – Packs 
Pattern drafting
Human factors
Materials and process
Sewing
Sketching
Model Making

Work Skills 
Customer Service
Problem Solving
Team Management
Computer Skills
Friendly and Energetic
Creative

Soft Goods Inventory
6 backpacks
20 little pouches
2 Quilts 
3 fanny packs
7 shoulder bags
12 pairs of socks
3 aprons
5 hats
2 mittens
3 fingerless gloves
8 pairs of felt socks
1 pair of leg warmers
3 stuffed animals
2 sweater / shalls 
5 scarves

Projects
Check out my Professional and Personal work for a full representation of my past projects. 

Work History

Southshire Community School  – Teaching Assistant
Bennington, VT, 2020 – 2021 Temporary employment during COVID
During COVID, I returned home to Vermont to serve as a full-time Teaching Assistant at an alternative school (founded by my family) to ensure a safe return to in-person learning for 28 k-8 students.

Three Looms – Intern
Brooklyn, NY, 2016 – May 2020
Learned about traditional Japanese weaved fabrics and representing the company’s exclusive relationship with several limited-run fabric mills in rural Japan. This past year I was hired to design and create products from sample fabrics. 

Portabrace – Intern – Design Assistant 
Bennington, VT, January 2019 – June 2020
Working directly under the Chief Designer, I lead the four person design team through development of three products including development through in-house manufacturing. At the start of the pandemic, the company focus shifted to mask manufacturing until a company wide lay off.

Thought At Work – Senior Event Coordinator
Rochester, NY, 2015 – 2017 In-Session
Oversaw the planning and production of a three-day, student-run design conference that brought together some of the best-known industry professionals and hundreds of students for a weekend of collaboration and inspiration.

Movies 10 – Cashier
Rochester, NY,  March-August 2018
Responsibilities include; cashier, food service, creative customer support, and inventory. Focusing on working efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

The Ski Company – Retail
Rochester, NY, October 2017 –  March 2018
Worked in the retail department selling clothing and thermal gear, base layer, and gloves.

Margaret’s House – Teaching Assistant
Rochester, NY, 2015 – 2017 In-Session
On campus daycare, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten facility that serves the RIT community by caring for and helping develop the children of staff and students. 

Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 2014 – 2017 breaks
I became a full-time primary caretaker of two children (ages 6 – 11)

EquiCenter – Volunteer
Honeoye Falls, NY, 2016 – 2017
PATH certified therapeutic horseback riding facility.

Berle Farm – Farm Hand
Hoosick Falls, NY, 2009 – 2014
Berle Farm is a family owned self-sustaining solar-powered dairy and produce farm.