I came here for grad school after living in New York for eight years. I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and then worked in fashion for a few years. But, at the end of the day, I realized that I wasn’t contributing to the world in a positive way. I felt like I was putting forth more product into the world that wasn’t helping anyone. I had to rethink how I wanted to spend my days, and that involved a transition to graduate school in DC.
I got my master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and focused on gender at American University. Right now, I’m working as a sustainability consultant for fashion startups. I work with them on developing sustainable and innovative business plans, goal setting, and brand alignment initiatives – among other things. I would really like to grow that.
I love working with my friends on their closets. I help them re-organize and minimize their wardrobes so they can better use it in their daily lives. A lot of people don’t like to shop, and in DC, which has a very typical wardrobe, it can be sometimes be demoralizing to figure out how to fit your personality into your work wardrobe. I love helping people shop for their work day, their body type, and understand how to make their wardrobe more sustainable. (Editor’s Note: Email Alex if you want some fashion help!)
It’s really important to have a staple outfit. Since Fall is about layering, zone in on a few key pieces of outerwear. Invest in that coat or scarf that you love and can wear as it continues to get colder. We live in a city where we walk a lot- so think of your outerwear like another outfit!
I like how diverse it is. I’ve met a lot of amazing Jewish people that come from all different areas of life and don’t fit into a stereotypical box.
Having a lot of food, great people, and good conversation.
My aunt. She passed away last year from Leukemia. She was the matriarch of our family and such a strong, beautiful, and very fashionable woman. She embodies all the things that I really admire. I think of her all the time.
Hair mask. Face mask. I do that every week. I’m all about self care.
French. I’m always working on becoming a better French speaker, but it gets put on my back burner a lot.
There’a a lot of Jewish geography.
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