I initially developed an interest in fashion through costume and dress, as a member in the campus-based modeling organization on my undergraduate level. There I was exposed to several disciplines in fashion; all which strengthened and intensified my passion for the field of fashion. I was in an environment that supported creative expression, providing me with a new and different perspective on clothing as decoration. Though the group’s endeavors were collective efforts, individual growth in our creative processes was still encouraged. I took the initiative to showcase my creative skills in visual display with image and fashion presentations whenever possible, which led to my election to the board position as coordinator. I was responsible
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Unfortunately, I began to succumb to minor infections, which caused further interruptions once again and eventually I decided it was best to discontinue my pursuit for my Master’s until a sufficient amount of time could pass for my body to function as healthy as possible. Meanwhile, I continued to produce fashion shows, but shortly it began to feel redundant. I had been a constant admirer of beautiful things, watching garments on the runway as someone would observe art in a gallery. However, I desired a more comprehensive and informed view of fashion. Unfortunately, the scope of my interests did not match the depth of my fashion knowledge so, I began research for prospective opportunities for serious scholarly investigation in fashion. Not wanting completely to disregard my prior experience and skills that I acquired thus far, I pursued a certificate in Fashion Image Consulting. My background in fashion was greatly strengthened as I took a variety of classes covering multiple disciplines in fashion, completing the program with a cumulative GPA of 3.692.
My recent experiences in the field of fashion occurred throughout the duration of the certificate program. Most notably, I was selected to intern at Fashion Houston 2012 as a dresser for designers Zac Posen, Monique Lhuillier and Houston native David Peck. The next year, I worked under close supervision for the regional director for Fashion Group International-Houston, who is