I knew I was going to be a designer since I was a child learning to use my mom’s sewing machine. What I did not anticipate were all the other events and influences that would inspire me to become the designer I am today. After earning an undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, I interned at Zac Posen, followed by design positions at Peter Som, Yigal Azrouel, Coach and Ann Taylor. I moved to New York City to become a designer and that’s exactly what I did for almost 13 years. My love of science, product and creation led to the 2011 launch of Celestial Buddies, LLC, a line of educational plush space toys. My plush Earth recently gained worldwide attention when SpaceX launched it to the International Space Station. I am an avid marathon runner and triathlete with an interest in advancing human potential and performance.
ANN TAYLOR Senior Sportswear Designer, Sept. 2015-July 2018
COACH Ready To Wear Designer, Nov. 2009 - Aug. 2015
YIGAL AZROUEL Associate Designer, Mar. 2008-Nov. 2009
PETER SOM Assistant Designer, Oct. 2004-Feb. 2008