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Learn from an outstanding group of talented industry pros

The single most important factor in any educational institution is its faculty. An outstanding faculty defines a college. FIDM Instructors are unmatched in their expertise and their commitment to educating a new generation of professionals. In selecting the best possible faculty, we consider academic excellence and practical experience, so our students get the benefit of both. Many of our instructors maintain dual careers: as FIDM Instructors and as active specialists in their fields. They bring their daily exposure to these industries back into FIDM's classrooms, studios, and labs for the benefit of our students.

Outstanding Faculty Award

The Outstanding Faculty Award was established in 1984 to honor FIDM Instructors for their commitment to excellence and their dedication to student learning and success. Each year the graduating class votes within their major to select the Outstanding Faculty member. The winners receive a crystal apple award at the annual Graduation ceremony held in Los Angeles.

FIDM Hall of Fame

FIDM Hall of Fame is composed of instructors who have received an Outstanding Faculty Award in their department three times. These winners are inducted into FIDM’s Hall of Fame and are recognized at the annual Graduation ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Beth
Abaravich
TEXT

M.F.A., Art Center College of Design: B.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design: B.F.A., School of Art Institute of Chicago

Related industry experience/achievements:
Swimwear Designer, Illustrator, G. Dias; Knitwear Designer, Greetings from Knit Café, Boho Baby Knits Books; Assistant Designer, Bob Mackie, Inc.; Designer, Janet Howard, Misc.; Instructor, Otis College of Art and Design, Art Center College of Design

Robert
Ackermann
TECH

Swiss Federal Baccalaureate, type C, Athenaeum, Zurich (Switzerland); Swiss Federal Diploma for Goldsmiths, Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich

Related industry experience/achievements:
Proprietor, Les Ateliers; President, Robert Ackermann, Inc. (Montreal, QC); Instructor, Ecole de Joaillerie et de Métaux dArt de Montréal, Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Paige
Adamczyk
DIGI

Director, Digital Media, Digital Cinema, In-House Counsel

B.A., Florida State University; J.D., Southwestern Law School

Related industry experience/achievements:
Post-production Consultant, MTV, Spike TV, Africa Channel, TV One, Tribeca Henninger Editing Tools; Legal Consultant, Basil Street Entertainment, Network In A Box; Programming, NBC Entertainment; Editor, L + M Digital; Producer/ Editor, Comcast; Writer/Director, LeBrock Film Ventures Inc.; Certified Trainer, Apple Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve

Simone
Alexander
DESN

A.A., Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President of Design; Patty Woodard Sportswear; Director of Design, B.J. Designs, French Rags; Head Designer, Motherhood Maternity

Brandy
Alexanian
VCOM

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Visual Merchandising Manager, Visual Stylist/Supervisor, Bloomingdales; Visual Stylist, Kohls; Assistant Visual Manager, Hechts

Jesse
Alvarez
GRPH/VCOM

M.S., University of Southern California; B.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design;

Related industry experience/achievements:
UX/UI Senior Designer, Pearson; Freelance UX/UI Design Consultant; UI/Visual Design Consultant, BMW DesignworksUSA/TECHNICON; Senior Interaction Designer/Visual Designer, SAGE SOFTWARE; Staff I, Visual Designer/Assistant Manager, SAMSUNG DESIGN AMERICA/MOBILE UX

Benedict
Amendolara
IMPD/INTD/MFTG/MPDV/TSCI

A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology

Related industry experience/achievements:
Expert Witness in lace industry, Board Member, Execute Sports, Inc.; Lace Manufacturing; Patternmaker; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Blaine
Anderson
BDSN/GRPH/INTD/TECH/TEXT

A.A., Brigham Young University; B.F.A., University of Utah; M.F.A., Pratt Institute

Related industry experience/achievements:
Operations manager, Table Art; Art Director, Lucca Antiques; Visual Merchandiser, Crate & Barrel; Store manager, Alessi; Art Instructor; ESL Instructor

Jan
Ardell
MFTG

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; B.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Patternmaker/Production Coordinator, Breath by Donna M.; Patternmaker/ Designer, Edwin Jeans; Owner/Design Consultant, NOW Design Studio

Taryn
Aronson
COSM/SMED

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Taryn Aronson Consulting; Director of PR and Social Media, Josie Maran Cosmetics; Public Relations/Product Development Coordinator, Urban Decay Cosmetics; Product Development Specialist, Smashbox Cosmetics; Product Development Manager, Too Faced Cosmetics; Product Manager, iQ Skincare; Marketing Manager, Mama Mio Skincare; Director of Social Media, Intelligent Beauty

Geneva
Arystanova
GNST

Central Saint Martins; Otis College of Art and Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Otis College of Art and Design; Copywriter Intern, Wild Home; Deputy Arts Editor, Royist Lifestyle Magazine

Pauline
Avendano
SMED

M.S., Boston University; B.A., University of Miami

Related industry experience/achievements:
VP/Head of Marketing, Streamland Media; Chief Marketing Officer, Angel City Project/Cobird; Founder and Lead Strategist, Ethos Strategy; Director of Marketing, Senior Global Marketing Manager, Herbalife International, Inc.; Director, Brand Programs & Customer Engagement, Visalus Sciences

Ancy
Baby
MRCH

B.S., City University of New York; A.A., Fashion Institute of Technology

Related industry experience/achievements:
Product Development Manager, 7 for All Mankind; Associate Product Development Manager, Lucky Brand; Senior Associate Product Development Manager, Tory Burch; Production Management Associate, Marc Jacobs

Nathan W.
Bailey
VCOM

M.F.A., American Film Institute Conservatory; Emerson College; B.A., Emerson College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Assistant Art Director, Set Designer, Production Designer for film, television, music video, commercial; Set Dresser, Art Department PA for commercial

André
Barnwell
MMKT

B.B.A., Howard University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Fragrance Designer, André Barnwell Beauty; Author, Fashion Designers and Fragrance; Producer/Director/Author, Saw the Elephant Entertainment/Books; Instructor, Armory Center for the Arts

Miguel
Barragan
MPDV

Director, Merchandise Product Development

B.A. University of California, Riverside; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Designer, MRC Creations, Leg Avenue ; Senior Designer & Art Director, Curvy Couture ; Senior Designer & Creative Director, Seven til Midnight Lingerie

Misha
Behbehani
MPDV/MRCH

B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Buyer/Divisional Merchandise Manager/Store Manager, Nordstrom

Anne
Bennion
BDSN/TEXT

Chairperson, Design, Textile Science; Advisory Board: Textile Arts Los Angeles

M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.F.A., Utah State University; Member: Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Sub-committee member, IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute); Art Director, Studio Cl, Fashion Initiatives, CLCFI (Carole Little); Freelance Artist; Visiting Professor, Xian Normal University

Jane
Bersin
MFTG/MRCH

A.A., Fashion Institute of Technology; Ohio State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Marketing and Business Advisor, Initials Plus; Fashion Coordinator, The Broadway Department Store, Carson Pirie Scott

Kimberly
Berthet
GNST

M.S., École Normale Supérieure; B.S., University of San Francisco

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of the Canyons; Scientist Research and Developer, Entrogen; Masters Research Internships, CNRs: Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Research Scientist Research and Developer, Roche Molecular Systems

Kathryn
Bethmann
SMED/DIGI

B.A., Georgia College & State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Marketing Communications Manager, Suja Organic; Founder, President, Coast and Crown; Senior Manager of Marketing, Seaside Papery; Senior Account/Project Manager, MoZeus Worldwide

Trevor
Bikhram
INTD

M. Arch., Woodbury University

Related industry experience/achievements:
UI/UX Designer; Architecture, Robotics Designer, Bosco Tech; Design Consultant, Woodbury University (Rome, Italy), Cusamono Real Estate Group

Will
Binder
GNST/GRPH/VCOM

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Childrens Books Illustrator, Olinco Entertainment; Associate Producer, Come and Get It, Television 101; Producer/Director, Warner Brothers/Sierra On-Line; FX Supervisor, Paramount Pictures/Organic Films; Production Manager, Geude Films; 2nd Assistant Director/Post Production, Universal Pictures/Imagine Entertainment; Co Producer/Director, Kozpla Fishing Corp.; Animator, Mattel, Inc.; Illustrator, Eleftheria; Writer/Director, Pelagia Pictures; Writer, Seven Freckles Productions; Storyboard Artist, Weinstein Company

Robert
Blackshear
DESN/MFTG

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Blackshear Grading Marking Service; Technology Trainer, Gerber Technology, Inc.; Grader/Marker, Walt Disney Co.; Instructor, Santa Monica City College

Lorilyn
Bleckmann
MPDV/MRCH

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Pasadena City College; Certificate, Kresser Institute for Functional Medicine/Health

Related industry experience/achievements:
Voice-over Artist, Creative Concepts/Commercial/Industrial; Instructor, Pasadena City College; Freelance Makeup Artist; Sales Representative, Pacific Medical Services, Nancy Johnson, Inc.; Showroom Sales Representative, Jessica McClintock

Laura
Bonsall
DESN/GNST/MFTG/TSCI

B.A., Purdue University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Related industry experience/achievements:
Costume Designer, Long Beach City College, Grove Shakespeare Festival; Patternmaker, Alaska Repertory Theatre, El Camino College; Pattern Assistant, Centre Theatre Group

Christopher
Bowne
GNST

University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., Temple University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Art Institute of California, Loyola Marymount University, Temple University, Penn State College

Lizelle
Brandt
BUMT

B.A., University of Southern California; J.D., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Associate Attorney, Kulik, Gottesman, Mouton & Siegel, LLP.; In-House Counsel, J6 Customs; Business and Legal Affairs Manager/In-House Counsel, Durant Management Corporation; Law Clerk, Yukevich, Calfo & Cavanaugh; Owner, Singian Law

Mary Ann
Brennan
SMED

B.S., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Finance and IT Senior Director, Head of North America Procurement, Adidas; Operations Senior Director, Global Indirect Procurement, Mattel, Inc.; Enterprise Marketing & Deposits Vice President, Marketing Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Erica
Brosman
MPDV

B.S., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Product Development Manager, Senior Product Development Specialist, Product Development Specialist, Designer, Product Development/Fabric Sourcing Associate, ModCloth; Production Assistant/Fabric Buyer Assistant, BCBG Max Azria Group; Product Development Manager, Jenni Kayne

Corinne
Brothers
DESN

M.A., London College of Fashion; B.S., Kent State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Rule Design & Development, Barbra Lorain, Complement Goods; Studio Manager, Lori Dorman Photography

Barbara
Bundy
IMPD

Vice President, Education; Chairperson, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

B.S., Mount St. Marys College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Executive, Bullocks Wilshire, Robinsons Department Store

Martha L.
Calderon
KNTD

B.A., University of Florida; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Independent Contractor, Assistant Designer, Galadriel Mattei Designs; Independent Contractor, Knit Programmer, Variant Group; Independent Contractor, Graphic Artist, MLB International

Sara
Caldwell
DIGI

M.F.A., California State University, Northridge; University of Iowa

Related industry experience/achievements:
Writer/Producer, House of Gorey Productions; Lecturer, Film and Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Film Instructor, College of the Canyons; Writer/Producer, Medical Diary (Discovery Health Channel); Writer/Producer, WORLDNET Television

Deborah
Call
TEXT

B.A., Scripps College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Design Director, Project Manager, Robert Kaufman Textiles; Head Artist, Hoffman California Fabrics Manufacturing Division; Writer, Sportwear International, Trend Forecaster, POPEYE

Monica
Carbajal
BUMT/COSM/GNST

B.A., Western New Mexico University;M.A., Alliant International University;Ph.D., Alliant International University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant, Franklin Covey; Director of Training and Development in Behavioral Sciences, Diversified Risk Management; Organizational Psychologist, North Star Dimension, Inc.; Adjunct Faculty, National University; ; Facilitator and Keynote Speaker, Adelante Mujer, Inc.; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Eunju
Carlisle
INTD

M.A., Cornell University; B.S., Yonsei University (Korea)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Interior Designer, AECOM, Leo A Daly; Interior Designer, HMC Group; Exhibition Designer, Gawon International Group

Jackie
Carter
COSM

B.A., University of Missouri; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Associate Director, Package Development, Haus Laboratories; Manager, Package Development, Glamglow, Estee Lauder Companies; Account Manager, HCP Packaging USA Inc; Customer Service Coordinator, Stila Cosmetics; Sales and Marketing Consultant, Evolue Beverly Hills

Amy C.
Chang
COSM/GNST

B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Purdue University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Research & Development Chemist, Color Cosmetics, Markwins, Wet 'n Wild, ck Calvin Klein Beauty; Senior Research & Development Chemist, Sparitual/ORLY International

Kenneth
Chang
DESN/MFTG/MNWR/MPDV

Assistant Chairperson, Apparel Industry Management

B.A. University of Hawaii

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Designer, Maverick Sportswear; Design Director, Bernette Textiles, Head Designer, Beniko, YMLA, WOR International, CAS; Designer, Introspect, Ocean Pacific

Yu-Chia (Julie)
Chang
SMED

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance UX/UI Motion Design Lead, Good Content Media; Freelance Motion Design Lead, Fox Alternative Entertainment; Freelance Sr. Designer/Animator, Ayzenberg, Game Show Network, Logan, Conscious Minds; Freelance Motion Designer, Burnish Creative

Kimberly
Christensen
DESN/MPDV

B.F.A., The New School

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Visual Merchandiser, REWS/Raw Earth Wild Sky; Design/Trend Director, KOI Happiness; Design Director/Co-Founder, AYOS Accessories; Designer/Head Designer, J.C. Penney Private Brands

Sharon D.
Coleman
GNST

M.A., New College of California; M.F.A., New College of California; B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Berkeley City College, Art Institute of California - San Francisco; Author, Paris Blinks, Half Circle; Co-Director, Berkeley Poetry Festival; Co-Coordinator, Lyrics & Dirges

Edward A.
Colton
BUMT

J. D., Southwestern Law School; M.B.A., University of Southern California; B.S., California State University, Los Angeles; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); California Attorney; California Real Estate Broker

Related industry experience/achievements:
President, CEO, Santa Barbara Dreams, LLC, Open Highways, LLC; President, CEO, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Alpha Therapeutic Corporation; Senior Tax Counsel, Atlantic Richfield Company; Foreign Tax Director, Baker Hughes; Senior Tax Associate, KPMG

Ryan
Corrigan
SMED

B. A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Related industry experience/achievements:
Production Supervisor, National Research Group; Assistant Director, The Pistol Shrimps

Shannon
Cottrell
GRPH/VCOM

B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Photographer; Product Photographer, Broadley-James Corporation; Studio Manager, Studio 1636

Jo
Covey
TEXT

B.A., Dartmouth College; A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology

Related industry experience/achievements:
Knit Designer; Director, Silk City Fibers West; Owner, Designer, Jo Covey

Nicole
Craig
BAUD/MMKT/MRCH

B.F.A., New York University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Special Account Executive, Merchandiser, MJC International; Senior Buyer, Forever 21, Fredericks of Hollywood

Abraham
Crespin
MFTG

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Computer Grader, Marker Maker, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort

Abigail
Cucolo
MRCH

M.A., Arts University of Bournemouth, UK; B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Buyer, Associate Buyer, Assistant Buyer, ModCloth; Associate Category Manager, Assistant Category Manager, One Kings Lane; Instructor, UniversityofFashion.com; Costume Collection Manager, Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Wil
DaRosa
DIGI

B.A., California State University, Northridge

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Cinematographer/DP, Camera Operator, Documentary DP; In-house Editor, Digital Services Manager, alldayeveryday

Edward
Dahl
GRPH/MRCH/VCOM

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/Designer, After Science Visual Communications; Designer, Environmental Care/ Holiday Works; Visual Merchandising Manager, Emporium; Director of Visual Merchandising, Craftmart; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Ruth
Daughters
DESN

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; B.A., San Francisco State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Costume Department Head/Wardrobe Head, Renaissance Pleasure Faires, Inc.; Imagineer, Walt Disney Imagineering

Naima
Davis
SMED

M.B.A., University of Cincinnati; B.B.A., Tennessee State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Director of Consumer Insights and Data Analytics, Harvest Health and Recreation; Marketing Senior Manager, Consumer & Market Insights Senior Manager, Professional Beauty, Coty Inc; Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager, Salon Professional, Proctor and Gamble Company

Jennifer
de la Fuente
GRPH

University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Principal, Designer, Rosebud Designs; Public Relations Lecturer, Journalism Lecturer, Media Center Web Developer, University of Southern California; Front-end Web Developer Lead Instructor, General Assembly; Design Lab Coordinator, Sacramento City College

Deanna
DeMayo
GNST

B.F.A., University of Southern California; M.F.A., University of Arizona

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant, Getty Conservation Institute

Barbara
DeNatale
GNST/MRCH

B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Writer; Senior Editor, Apparel News Group; Script Writer, The Fashion Channel; Stylist, Macy's

David
Dea
MFTG

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Chief Technical Officer, Super 73; President, PurCraft; Director of Sourcing, ENK International; President & Advisor, Factory Direct; Vice President of Business Development, Nouvolution; Director of Global Footwear Sourcing, WSA Global Holdings; Senior Account Executive, MAGIC; Partner, Pomsoft; Vice President of Operations, WinFashion

Morgan
Di Stefano
SMED

B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Emerson College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President, Communications, Walt Disney Television (Disney Channel); Vice President, Talent & Media Relations, Sony Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Network; Director of Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network; Director of Publicity, Embassy Row, Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; Senior Press Manager/Press Manager, Oxygen Media

Juan Carlos
Diaz
DESN

B.F.A., Pratt Institute

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Illustrator; Storyboard Artist; Senior Designer, Seventeen magazine; Art Director, McCann Erickson; Fashion and Beauty Sketch Artist

Danielle
Douglas
MRCH

M.S., Drexel University; B.S., University of Delaware

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Merchandise Analyst and Retail Consultant, RMSA Retail Solutions; Buyer, Destination Maternity; Store Manager/Buyer, A Genuine Life is Good Shoppe; Assistant Buyer, CCS/Delias Inc.

Aneesha
Dubois
SMED

B.A., Norfolk State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
PR & Social Media Consultant, Vanessa Mooney; Public Relations Director, Americas, Australian Fashion Labels, Wildfox; Associate Producer/Styling, E! News Now; Production Coordinator, VIMBY, Comcast SN, Music Choice; Assistant Style Editor, HH Weekly Magazine

Randy
Dunbar
GRPH

Certificate, Los Angeles City College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Editor-in-Chief/Creative Director, SoCal Magazine Creative Services Director, Los Angeles Magazine; Art Director, A Family Enterprise; Creative Director, Dunbar; Creative Director/Executive Editor, Genre Magazine; Creative Director, Hero Magazine; Design Director Consultant, Code Magazine/Flynt Publications; Art Director, Movieline Magazine; Design Director, Weider Publications; Art Director, Aspen Magazine, California Apparel News; Editor-in-Chief, The LA Fashion Magazine

Nancy
Duncan
GNST/MFTG/MPDV

B.S., University of Wisconsin

Related industry experience/achievements:
Strategic Corporate Consultant; President, CC Girls, Inc.; Vice President of Sales, Rampage; National Sales Manager, Denim Division, XOXO; National Sales Manager, Paris Blues

Yvette
Duncan
DESN

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/Director, Summer b.; Director of Merchandising, Icer Brands, LLC; Merchandiser/Production Coordinator, Bebe; Design Director, BIYAYCDA

Cassandra
Durant-Hamm
TSCI

Certificate, Los Angeles Trade Technical College;B.A., Fordham University;California State University, Los Angeles;Member: The Fashion Group International of Los Angeles, Inc. (FGILA)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Manager, Cotton Incorporated, Los Angeles; Account Executive, California Apparel News; Production Manager, Arthur Max Inc.; Sales Administrator, Ideal Textiles; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Angela M.
Eads
DESN

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Costume Designer for theatre, film, television & new media; Set Costumer; Costumer

Barry
Ebner
GNST

M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts; B.A., University of Texas, Austin

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Academy of Art University, Art Institute of California, San Francisco Art Institute; Co-Director, Paul Sounderholm Gallery; Director, Master Printer, Instructor, Editions B.a.D.

Tricia
Edwards
DENM/IMPD/MPDV

Director, International Manufacturing & Product Development, The Business of Denim, Industry Education; Assistant Chairperson, Special Projects

A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology; B.S., Purdue University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Co-Founder, Matter Accessories; President, Knitters Edge; Senior Designer, Geoffrey Beene; Textile Designer, Nancy Gould Designs; Guest Host, Knitty Gritty TV Show on DIY Network; Web Designer, Tricia Shafer Edwards; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Mona L.
Eisman
BUAD/MMKT/MPDV

B.S., Northwestern University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Principal, Eisman Marketing Group; President, Beauty Industry West; Vice President of Marketing, Dick Clark Productions, Inc.; Senior Marketing/Business Development, Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor, Gillette, Unilever, Girl Star, Joico Laboratories International, Harley Davidson, Obagi Medical Products; Strategic Marketing and Business Consultant; Lecturer, Educational Conferences

Manuel
Escalante
BUMT/GNST

B.A., University of Illinois;M.B.A., University of Illinois;Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Adjunct Professor, University of La Verne, Cambridge College; Dean of the School of Business Administration, Latin American University of Science and Technology; Founder/ President/CEO, Dr. Escalante Management Group, Inc.

Nancy M.
Evleth
GNST

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; Teaching Credential, California State University, Fullerton

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Nightingale Middle School; Assistant Principal, Sun Valley Middle School; Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District

Elaine X.
Fang
GRPH

M.S., University of Southern California; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior UX Designer, MotorTrend; UX Designer, CBS Interactive; Product Designer, Fuisz, UpKeep

Abby
Fetke
DESN

B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Related industry experience/achievements:
Private Tutor, Studio Assistant and Pattern Drafting, Rule Design and Development; Freelance in Fashion, Costume, Bookbinding

Gordon
Firemark
SMED

J.D., Southwestern Law School; B.A., University of Oregon

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder/CEO, Firemark Enterprises; Attorney, Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark, Neville L. Johnson & Associates; Attorney/Partner, The Business Affairs Group; Professor, Pepperdine Law School, Columbia College Hollywood; Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Law School, Loyola Marymount University

Virililia
Flores
COSM

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Product Development Manager, Fabfitfun; Product Development & Marketing Manager, Merle Norman Cosmetics; Director of Sales & Product Development, Gemdo Cosmetics Manufacturer

Dawn Marie
Forsyth
BDSN/DESN

B.F.A., Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design;M.F.A., San Francisco State University;Certificate, Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creative Director, DAFOMA Studios; Chairperson, Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; Program Coordinator, Fashion, FIDM (SF); Designer/Patternmaker, Lizette Creations; Operations Manager, Graffiti Screeners/Transcolor West; Technical Designer, Bay Area Rapid Transit; Designer, Special Collections Barbara Lazaroff, Norma Fink & Bill Travilla; ; Red Dress Project Design Coordinator, American Heart Association; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Kenneth
Frawley
BDSN/GNST/INTD/TECH

M.F.A., Loyola Marymount University ; B.A., University of California, Irvine

Related industry experience/achievements:
Communication Arts Instructor, The Art Institute, University of Phoenix; Writing and IT Consultant

Shequeita O.
Frazier
MRCH

B.S., University of South Carolina

Related industry experience/achievements:
Sr. Director, Enterprise Space, Target; Sr. Director, Director, Nike; Director, Interim VP of Sales, Director, Vera Bradley; Sr. Omni Merchandise Planner, Sr. Store Merchandise Planner, Buyer, Planner, Saks Fifth Avenue; Associate Buyer, Payless ShoeSource

Steven
Fuchs
BDSN/INTD/TECH

M.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture; B.S., Thomas Edison University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Orange Coast College, Harrington College of Design; Education Consultant, Robert McNeel and Associates; Senior Project Consultant, Gehry Technologies

Angela
Fuentes
DESN/MFTG

Argosy University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Co-Founder, CEO, FortyTwentyAM; Patternmaking, Manager, UD4U; Production Assistant Manager, Flat Pattern Maker, Pleasure Doing Business

Barry
Fuhrman
MFTG

A.A., El Centro College

Related industry experience/achievements:
AccuMark Application Specialist, Gerber Technology; Store Manager, Zeus Comics and Collectibles

James
Gallagher
BUAD/BUMT

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A., HEC Paris

Related industry experience/achievements:
Corporate Development & Marketing Director, Roots of Peace; Operations Manager, Tom Eliot Fisch; Operations Manager, Zephyr Real Estate; International Marketing Coordinator, McGraw-Hill; Buyer/Operations Manager, Polo Ralph Lauren, Germany

Pauline
Garcia
MFTG

M.B.A., Mount Saint Marys University; B.A., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Samantha
Garcia
MRCH

Mount Saint Marys University; California State University, Dominguez Hill

Related industry experience/achievements:
Global Strategic Account Manager, Toll Freight Forwarding; Sales Operation Manager, Abbyson Living; Account Manager, Next; Global Business Solutions Analyst, Inside Sales Coordinator Account Management, Geodis; Customer Sales Specialist Inside Sales, Ceva

Thomas E.
Gehrig
BUMT/VCOM

M.F.A., Mills College; B.A., California College of the Arts

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, The Art Institute of California, University of California Berkeley Extension, Academy of Art University; Principal, Creative Director, G+K Brand Development; Senior Art Director, JWA Advertising; Advertising Director, Mobilia

Susan
Geluz
BDSN/DESN/GNST/INTD/VCOM

B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute; Academy of Art University; California College of Arts & Crafts

Related industry experience/achievements:
Artist; Decorative Painter; Graphic Designer

Danielle
Genzel
GRPH/VCOM

M.F.A., California College of the Arts; B.A., San Francisco State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Graphic Designer, Third Degree Sportswear; Event Coordinator, JLL at Google; Instructor, Little Paper Planes Collective; Co-Founder, CTRL+SHFT Womens Art Collective

Mika
Gipson
BUMT

M.B.A., Bryant University; B.S., University of Rhode Island

Related industry experience/achievements:
Care and Services Manager, Quality Manager, Team Manager, Team Leader, Client Advisor, Americas Region, Louis Vuitton Americas; Sales Representative, David Yurman Inc.; Marketing & Sales Assistant, PFE Corporation

Gabriele
Goldaper
IMPD/MFTG

B.A., University of Cincinnati; B.S., University of Cincinnati

Related industry experience/achievements:
Business Management Consultant; Executive Vice President, LCA Intimates; Director of Corporate Operations, Warnaco Speedo; General Manager, Cherry Lane; Partner/Executive Vice President, Prisma Corporation; Instructor/Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Brooks College, Santa Monica College, Mt. San Antonio College, California State University, Los Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles; Expert Witness for Apparel Industry Litigations; Apparel Industry Expert, United States Agency International Development (USAID)

Monica
Gonzalez
GNST

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Adjunct English Professor, Le Cordon Bleu , Pasadena; Adjunct English Instructor, Angeles College

Alan
Goodson
GNST

B.F.A., U.S. International University, San Diego;Post-Graduate Certificate, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London

Related industry experience/achievements:
Actor, Playwright, Lyricist

Richard
Gordon
BDSN

M.F.A., Full Sail University; B.A., University of Central Florida

Related industry experience/achievements:
Web Developer, Valencia Community College; Digital Design Manager, Philymack; Tour Photographer, Philymack/Nick Jonas; Creative Director, Kicks to the Pitch

Cynthia
Gotts
DESN/MFTG/MPDV

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising;University of Oregon

Related industry experience/achievements:
Patternmaker, Catalina Sportswear; Pattern Room Manager, C & C Traders; Owner, Cindys Patterns

Mel
Grayson
MFTG/MNWR

Certificate, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Wardrobe Director, Nicole Murphy Industries; Freelance Fashion Stylist/Designer; Designer/Decorator, Bedfellows; Visual Merchandiser, Emphasis, Mattia's, Santa Monica; Celebrity Personal Assistant; Freelance Fashion Editor; On Camera Fashion Consultant; Visual Director, Pinky Rose Boutique; Image Consultant, McDonald's Corp. and WMC; Showroom Manager/Interior Stylist, Loft Appeal Marketplace at LA Mart; Creative Director, Simply Wholesome; Jimi Hendrix ID Fabric Project, Silk Road Trading Company; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Loretta
Green
MFTG/MPDV

California State University, Long Beach; M.A. Ed., Argosy University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor; Art Institute of California, Santa Monica College Continuing Community Education; Production Patternmaker & Technical Designer, Citizens of Humanity, Joie Inc.; Production Patternmaker, GUESS?, Inc., bebe

Noel
Hall
BUMT

M.S., Notre Dame University; B.S., St. Johns University; Certified Public Accountant

Related industry experience/achievements:
Managing Director, Hall & Associates, LLC

Kent
Hammond
GNST

B.F.A., University of Iowa; M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pitzer College; Exhibiting Artist; Visiting Artist Lecturer, Azusa Pacific University

Bora
Han
BDSN/DESN

M.F.A., Academy of Art University; M.P.S., Sookmyung Womens University; B.S., Sungshin Womens University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creative Director/Owner of Design Studio, Bora Han; Adjunct Faculty, Art Institutes, San Francisco; Fashion Designer, Hansang

Nambee
Han
COSM

M.B.A., Syracuse University; B.S., Syracuse University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Marketing Director, Coty, Inc., The Wella Company; Shopper Marketing Senior Manager, Procter & Gamble, Coty, Inc.; Marketing Associate, Health Net; Senior Account Executive, Pep; Project Manager, IW Group, Inc.

Emily
Hashimoto
MFTG

B.S., University of Southern California; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Technical Designer, AG Jeans, Indochine International; Technical Designer, Forever 21; Director of Marketing & Operations, Reins International

Nicole
Hatley
SMED

B.A., San Francisco State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder/CEO, Vox Magneta; Founder, Go Voxy Clothing; Interim Marketing and Communications Manager, Downtown Long Beach Alliance; Digital Marketing Manager, Opti-Rev

Douglas J.
Haverty
GRPH/MPDV/MRCH

B.A., University of the Pacific

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President of Creative Services, Scotti Bros. Records, Street Life Records, Kritzerland Records, All-American Communications; National Sales and Marketing Director, PolyGram Records; International Publicity and Merchandising Director, A & M Records; Author, Flavia & The Dream Maker (A Musical), Ukulele: A Visual History; Graphic Designer, Theatre West; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Tom
Henkenius
SMED

Co-Chairperson, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Visual Communications

M.S., University of Southern California; B.A., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Thunder Communications; Author, Real Food from My Southern Kitchen; Brand Director & Co-Executive Producer, The Cooking Lady

Elisabeth
Hinckley
MMKT

B.A., New York University; Certificate, Columbia Executive Education Program in Marketing Management, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Related industry experience/achievements:
Public Relations and Marketing Consultant, EAH PR, Marcom; Marketing Director, Frontera Corp.; Vice President of Marketing, Super Stock Inc.; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Kendall
Hoeft
GNST

M.F.A., University of Tampa; B.S., Clearwater Christian College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Florida International University, Westside Christian School

William
Hoover
MFTG/MNWR

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising;Orange Coast College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Design and Production; Technical Designer, Rollin Hard; Designer/Merchandiser, Tomato, Inc.; Designer/Patternmaker, Struda Moda; Product Development Manager, Fox Racing, Inc.; Apparel Development Manager, Vans Inc.; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Sarah
Horowitz-Thran
COSM

B.S., Emerson College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Co-Owner, Perfumer, Essence; Owner, CEO, Chief Perfumer, Creative Scentualization, Inc. d.b.a. Sarah Horowitz Parfums; Fragrance Specialist, Apothia Fred Segal, Planet Blue Essentials

Giovanni
Hortua
GNST

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; M.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Speaker, Open Forum Organizer, Orange Coast College; Faculty, Lecturer, Organizer, Workshop Speaker and Leader, Golden West College; Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles, Academy Couture of Arts/Beverly Hills Design Institute, California International University

Yongjian (Tomy)
Huang
DESN

B.A., Ecole Superieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode (ESMOD); B.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder/CEO/Design Director, 212 FUN INC; Senior Patternmaker, NE TIGER; Product & Design Director, Betsy Cheung; Teaching Assistant, ESMOD International

Victoria
Hunter
MPDV

B.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Wilmorton College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, House of Angelica Fruitcake; Writer/Publisher, Hunter Publishing Corporation; Marketing Manager, Greystone Home Collection; Designer, Porky Pies; Designer, Spunky Punk; Assistant Pattern Drafter/Seamstress, IMAGO; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Hilary
Iker
GNST

B.A., University of Virginia;M.P.W., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Writer, Self, Glamour, Fit, Fit Yoga; Features Assistant, Vogue Magazine; Researcher, L.A. Times; Instructor, Art Institute of California

Kimberly
Island-Johnson
SMED

B.A., Spelman College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Sales Director - West Coast, ADARA; Senior Account Executive, Field Sales, Quantcast; Director, East Coast & SE Sales, Bazaarvoice Media; Strategic Marketing Manager, RichRelevance; Field Marketing Manager/Business Development Manager, Evite.com IAC Search and Media

Bella
Ivory
DESN

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Head Denim Designer, Boot Barn; Creative Director, Ivory Couture Clothing Co.; Pre-production/Line Development Coordinator, New Fashion Products; Denim Designer, Level 99; Assistant Denim Designer, Seven 7; Associate Denim Designer, Joie

Gail
Jackson
MPDV/MRCH

B.A., Michigan State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Buyer/Merchandise Manager, J.L. Hudson Company, Don Thomas Sporthaus; Buyer/Divisional Merchandising Manager, I. Magnin; Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco; Stylist, Nordstrom; President, Global Apparel Network.com.; Vice President Business Manager, Burlington Industries; Vice President of Sales and Merchandising, KGR; Vice President Marketing and Merchandising, KGR, Corbin Ltd, Evan Picone; Vice President Global Licensing, Crystal Brands Inc.; Director Merchandising, Vogue-Butterick Pattern Co.; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Earl
Jacob
GNST

B.S., Temple University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Account Executive, Southwest Leasing

Sharon Elizabeth
Jaffe
MPDV

B.F.A., Parsons School of Design;San Francisco Academy of Art;San Francisco Community College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Design Director, LS & CO; Costume Designer, Trapeze World; Style Guide Illustrator, Mattel, Inc.; Stylist, Nike; Assistant Stylist, 7 x 7 Magazine; Senior Designer, Joannie Char; Fabric Sourcing Consultant, Gap, Inc.

Kelsey
Jans
SMED

B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Related industry experience/achievements:
Business Coach & Consultant, Doug Boughton/Digital StrADegy LLC, Wavoto, Alloy Operative, Vuori; S&OP Analyst & Project Manager, Customer Service Analyst, 7 For All Mankind; Shop-In-Shop Intern: Merchandising/Wholesale Department, Guess?, Inc.

Victoria
Jefferson
MPDV

A.A., Brooks College; B.S., West Coast University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Technical Designer, Swimwear, Jantzen, Jag, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Perry Ellis International/Swim Division; Import Production Coordinator, Knitworks Mfg, LLC.; Product Engineer, Warnaco Swim Group; Cost Engineer, Lunada Bay, Catalina, Cole of California

Laura
Jenkins
MPDV

B.A., Portland State University; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Laura Vivienne; Production/Costing Assistant, Paige; Product Developer, Perry Ellis; Product Development Coordinator, The Collected Group

Alisa Kennedy
Jones
DESN

M.A., New York University; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Harvard University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant, Unruly Global; VP, TV/SVOD Partnerships, Verifone Media; Director, TV Branding, Electronic Arts; Creative Producer, Deep Muddy Productions; Adjunct Professor, New York University

Tarra M.
Kalian
MMKT

B.S., Northeastern University; Fashion Institute of Technology

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Account Executive, MRC Creations, LLC; National Account Manager, CRISLU Corporation; Account Executive, Essential Brand Flora Nikrooz, Komar Brands

Hagop G.
Kaprelian
TSCI

B.S., University of Manchester, England;M.S., University of Manchester, England

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President of Operations, Fashion in Prints; Partner, Uniprints LLC

Christine
Kastanos
MPDV/MRCH

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising;B.S., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Product Design & Development Consultant; Senior Designer, Owned Brands Men's, Mervyn's

Kaitlyn
Kaufman
DESN

M.F.A., University of California, Irvine; B.S., State University of New York

Related industry experience/achievements:
Costume Designer for theatre and film; Costume Design Assistant; Crafts and Costume Technician; Instructor, University of California, Irvine, Cypress College

Melissa
Kehoe
DENM/IMPD

B.S., Purdue University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Project Manager, Creative Extension; Co-Founder, Matter Accessories; Account Executive, Sales Consultant, Vera Bradley Designs; Director of Technical Design and Production, Dualstar Central Design Studio

Shoshana Rubin
Kend
DESN

M.A., Loyola Marymount University; B.F.A., University of Michigan

Related industry experience/achievements:
Costume Designer, Key Costumer for feature films, television and commercials; Instructor, Venice High School, University of California, Los Angeles

Nicole
Kenton
COSM

M.B.A., Pepperdine University; B.S., California State University, Sacramento; A.A., Sierra Community College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Practice Consultant, K & C Development; Director of Marketing & Patient Experience, The Roxbury Institute; Director of Marketing, LaserAway; Senior Marketing Manager, Philips Electronics; National Director, M.D. Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross; Adjunct Professor, Pacific States University

Min
Kim
GRPH

M.A., New York University; B.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creative Lead, EyeBuyDirect; Senior Art Director - Brand, BaubleBar; Senior Digital Designer, Tarte Cosmetics, Clinique; Design Consultant

Kenya
Kirkland
MPDV

B.A., Clark Atlanta University; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Clark Atlanta University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Designer/Creative Director, Vanity Showroom; Store Manager, BCBG Max Azria Group

Wendy
Klarik
BUMT/COSM

Executive Director, Career Center

M.B.A., University of Southern California; B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Guess; Vice President of Merchandising, Warner Brothers

Andrea
Koons
COSM

M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.B.A., University of Miami

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant Marketing Strategy & Execution, Content Development; Vice-President of Brand Marketing, Guthy-Renker, Vice President of Brand Development, Junee Brands, Guthy-Renker Ventures; Chief Marketing Officer, Lancer Skincare LLC; Executive Director, Global Marketing, Senior Marketing Director, Murad, Inc.

Kimberly
Kue
MMKT

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
West Coast Visual Merchandising & Concept Manager, Fendi North America; West Coast Visual Merchandising & Creative Concept Director, American Apparel; West Coast Regional Visual Manager, Diane Von Furstenberg; West Coast Visual Manager, Christian Dior; Visual Merchandising Manager North America, Bally of Switzerland

Huong (Tammy)
La
SMED/VCOM

B.A., University of Oklahoma

Related industry experience/achievements:
Content Creator, YP.com; Social Media Consultant, Culinary Agency; Host, Nom. com; Tastemaker, Tastemade; Advertising Executive, GrubHub.com, Canon, Inc.; Director of Strategic Planning, TCP

Traci K.
LaDue
DESN

M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles ; B.A., California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Related industry experience/achievements:
Floor Costumer, Western Costume Co.; Costume Rental Coordinator, California Musical Theatre; Adjunct Faculty, American River College, Bakersfield College; Costume Designer, Bakersfield College

Cynthia
Lambakis
INTD

M.I.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Extension/California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; B.A., San Diego State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/Principal Designer, Lambakis Interior Design; Co-Founder, Ederra Design Studio

Samantha
Larsen
DESN

Savannah College of Art and Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Lead/Virtual Instructor, iD Tech; Concept Artist, Nova Pictures; Lead Game Designer, Dynacraft Intern; Lead Art Director, Game Designer, Enzo

Gene
LeBrock
DIGI

Director, Digital Media, Digital Cinema; Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; FIDM Productions

B.A., Cornish University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, LeBrock Film Ventures, L & M Digital Picture and Sound; Digital Media Consultant, NASA, Warner Bros., Discovery Channel, CBS, NBC, HBO

Angie
Lee
DENM/IMPD

B.S., Fashion Institute of Technology; A.A., Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Principal, DLA Company; Chief Merchandising Officer, EVP, Sunrise Brands; Business Administrator, CFL NY; Production Manager, Executive Assistant, Koos Manufacturing

Paul K.
Lee
BDSN

B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, Creative Director, Imagination At Play; Co-Founder, Creative Director, Will & Tale; Director, Partner, The Armory; Freelance Associate Creative Director, Co-Director, Roger.tv

Marina
Leight
DESN

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Accademia Koefia

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Marina Leight Atelier, Leight Lessons, Alumni Design & Development; Instructor, Hollywood Arts

Lauren
Levine
MRCH

B.S., Fashion Institute of Technology; A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology

Related industry experience/achievements:
Associate Buyer, Tory Burch; Assistant Buyer, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton; Training Coordinator, Hermès of Paris, Christian Dior Couture

Saehee Kim
Licon
SMED

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; University of California, Irvine

Related industry experience/achievements:
Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Kofax, Inc.; Digital Marketing Specialist, Social Media Specialist, Oakley, Inc.; Social Media Coordinator, Young Company Creative Marketing Communications, Inc.

Claire-Dee
Lim
COSM/GNST/VCOM

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Screenwriter, New Regency/20th Century Fox; Production Manager, Archey & Cavala, Inc.; Web Series Creator; Writer/Producer; Content Marketing and Social Media Consultant

Arias S.
Limuel
SMED

M.A., Stephen F. Austin University; B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, Director, Strategic Communications; Revenue Officer, Public Advocacy, SBSE/IRS

Patricia
Littlefield
MPDV

B.S., University of Lima, Peru; Catholic University of Peru; Certificate, Newfield Network, Chile

Related industry experience/achievements:
VP of Global Sourcing and Corporate Responsibility, Hybrid Apparel; Technical and Compliance VP, Regent Global Sourcing Inc.; Product Development Manager, Cotton Knit, Peru; Product Development Director, Topy Top, Peru; Professor, Catholic University of Lima

Katherine
Longest
SMED

M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Related industry experience/achievements:
Marketing Analytics Manager, GOOP; Client Success Manager, Lexer; Marketing Manager, Associate Marketing Manager, Shoes of Prey; Teacher & Curriculum Developer, We Women Foundation & Sacred Heart Primary School

Richard
Lovett
BUMT/GNST

B.S., Boston College; M.A., San Francisco State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Benefits Consultant/Business Development Consultant/Senior Account Executive, UNUM; Economist, RECON Research Corp., Governors Office State of California; Instructor, Golden Gate University, Chapman College, City College of Chicago

Tim
Malone
BUMT

B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha;M.A., University of Redlands;Ph.D., The Union Institute and University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Associate Professor, The Gemological Institute of America; Instructor, Walden University, URR, Emery Riddle University; Faculty, National University; Editor, The Qualitative Report; Marketing Consulting, Malone Resource Group; Vice President of Development, Brown Hotel Group; Director of Sales and Development, Cendant Corporation

Jill
Manning
COSM

M.B.A., University of Southern California; B.S., Syracuse University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant, Not3DBeauty; Sales Director, Wormser; Director of Product Innovation, HCT Group; West Coast Sales Manager, Glenn Corporation; Director, New Account & Product Development, McKenna Labs Inc.

Rebecca
Markman
GNST

Head Librarian, Orange County

M.L.I.S., Pratt Institute; B.S., California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Related industry experience/achievements:
Childrens Librarian, New York Public Library; Special Markets Coordinator, Golden Books Family Entertainment; Library Intern, Central Conservative Office (England)

Amanda
Martin
INTD

M.F.A., New York School of Interior Design; B.S., Art Institute of Orange County

Related industry experience/achievements:
Principal, Hook Interiors; Project Manager, Senior Interior Designer, House of Honey; Co-Founder, Locked in the Attic Productions; Project Manager, Senior Interior Designer, MR Architecture + Decor

Rebecca
Mason
COSM

Arizona State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder and Senior Consultant, Sage Mason LLV; Regional Sales Director, Caudalie USA; Director, Field Education and Events, Regional Sales Director, LOREAL

Gwenael
Matos
GNST

Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute; M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute; M.A., Pacific Oaks College; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Academy of Couture Art; Guest Lecturer, LACMAs Costume Council; Writer; Personal Stylist; Jewelry Designer

Roberta
Maxwell-Long
INTD

B.A., California State University, Fullerton; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Principal, Maxwell-Long Design; Design Assistant, Phyllis Morris Originals; Instructor, University of California Extension, Riverside

Kara
McLeod
DESN/GNST

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising;B.S., California State University, Dominguez Hills;M.B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Related industry experience/achievements:
Costume Craftsperson, Walt Disney Imagineering, Center Theatre Group; Costume Crafts Supervisor, California Institute of the Arts; Stock Supervisor, University of California, Los Angeles; Freelance Costume Designer; Program Wardrobe Supervisor, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theater

Patricia
Melendez Vega
SMED

M.A., CEU San Pablo University (Spain); B.A., Universidad del Pacifico (Peru)

Related industry experience/achievements:
International Trade Specialist, International Trade Consultant, Trade Commission of Peru, Los Angeles; Independent Trade Consultant; Export Promotion Specialist, Promperu, Lima, Peru; International Market Research Manager, ADEX Asociacion de Exportadores, Lima, Peru

Chana
Messer
GRPH

B.F.A., Tel Aviv University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant; Instructor, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Long Beach; Lead Adobe Instructor, Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Inc., Warner Bros.

Cullen
Metcalf-Kelly
DIGI

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Colorist, Finishing Artist, Apache Digital, TBD Post; Contributing Writer, Frame.io; Founder/Lead Colorist, Labrador Post

Steve
Metzger
GNST

B.A., California State University, Fullerton;M.A., California State University, Fullerton;M.F.A., California State University, Fullerton

Related industry experience/achievements:
Exhibiting Artist; Instructor, Fullerton College, California State University, Fullerton, Learning Tree University, Irvine

Douglas
Meyer
GNST/VCOM

B.F.A., University of Southern California; M.F.A., University of Arizona

Related industry experience/achievements:
Exhibiting Fine Artist; Designer, Art Systems West; Adjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary's College; Freelance Writer; Adjunct Professor, Los Angeles City College; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Lucinda
Miedema
MRCH

B.A., California State University, Northridge

Related industry experience/achievements:
Fashion Director/Owner, Couture Productions; Regional Vendor/Merchandiser, Almay/Revlon Cosmetics; Showroom Associate, California Apparel Market; Regional Fashion Director, The Broadway Department Stores

Roni
Miller Start
DESN/MFTG/MNWR

Dean, Academic Development; Accreditation Liaison Officer; Chairperson, Apparel Industry Management, Menswear

Chairperson, Apparel Manufacturing Management, Menswear, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising;B.S., California State University, East Bay;M.B.A., California State University, Northridge

Related industry experience/achievements:
Buyer, The Broadway Department Store; Marketing Consultant/Expert Witness, RMS Associates; Author, Merchandising Math: A Marketing Approach; Effective Marketing Management, Regional Director, Fashion Group International of Los Angeles, Inc. (FGILA)

Mona
Molayem
SMED

M.A., University of Southern California; B.S., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, Principal Consultant, Viva Voce Communications; Digital Engagement Program Director, Israel 21c; Director of Product Development, Chromatique Professional

Ofelia
Montejano
DESN/MPDV

Chaffey College; Riverside Community College; Certificate, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/Designer, Ofelia's Fashions; Freelance Designer; Lead Designer of Product Development and Packaging, The Oasis Company

Alexis
Montgomery
DESN/MFTG

A.A., San Joaquin Delta College; California State University, Fullerton; Los Angeles City College; Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Production Patterns, Blind Date; Product Development, JC Penney, Lane Bryant, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Contempo, Wet Seal, Home Shopping Network, Rampage/Charlotte Russe; Production Patternmaker, Barbara, Laura Kidd, Copa Cabana; Owner, Wunderbabies: Canine Couture; Designer/Patternmaker, T.D.I. Fashion Show Specialties

London
Monty
BUMT

M.B.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Brand Lead, SPOKEO; Director, Head of U.S. Brand & (Experience) Products, PEI Media; Senior Manager, Product & Marketing Strategy, IDT Entertainment

Rebecca A.
Moore
GNST

A.A., Los Angeles Harbor College; B.V.E., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Executive Assistant, Chiat Day, Inc.; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Dina
Morgan
INTD

Chairperson, Interior Design, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising;B.S., University of Southern California;Certified Interior Designer (CID);Member: Allied Member American Society of Interior Designers (ASID);Member: Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Dina & Partners

Dennis
Morrison
BUMT

Assistant Chairperson, Business Management, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles; B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Syracuse University; D.P.A., The University of La Verne

Related industry experience/achievements:
Managing Director, STG Dorian-James; Director, Los Angeles Small Business Development Center; Senior Business Analyst, University of Southern California; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Sakinah
Muhammad
MRCH

B.S., College at Oneonta, State University of New York; A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology

Related industry experience/achievements:
Buyer, Senior Assistant/Associate Buyer, Ross Stores Inc.; Merchandise Assistant, Macys.com

Ligia (Lily)
Navas
IMPD/DENM

Director, Industry Relations & Career Center

B.S., Johnson & Wales University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Assistant Sales Manager, Nordstrom; Premium Service Consultant, Los Angeles Football Club LLC; Administrative Assistant, FIDM; Trillium Sports Medicine

Vanessa
Newsome
DESN

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.S., Westwood College; B.S., Westwood College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creative Director; Fashion Illustrator; Trend Forecaster; Photographer; Lifestyle Curator, Design Options; Author/Publisher, Electric Fashion Media, Inc.

Robert
Nio
MFTG

B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Designer, ESP Group International, Inc.; Senior Accessories Designer, Target Corporation; Accessories Designer, Lands End, Inc.; Associate Accessories Designer, Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.

Blaine
Noblett
BUMT

J.D., Southwestern University School of Law; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Accounting Certificate, UCLA Extension

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Corporations Counsel, California Department of Business Oversight; Associate, La Follette Johnson

Deena
Novak
MFTG

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; B.S., California State University, Northridge; M.P.H., California State University, Northridge; Diploma, Queen of Angels School of Nursing

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creative Director, Founding Partner, CNH, Inc.; Production Broker, Industry Consultant, Exporter of used and vintage clothing; Set Designer, Costume and Properties Designer for theatrical productions

Ariana
Nussdorf
BUMT/GNST/MRCH

B.S., Hobart and William Smith Colleges; M.A., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Fashion District Resident Director, Downtown LA Neighborhood Council; Private Tutor; Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California; SAT Tutor, Compass Education Group

Ruben
Ochoa
SMED/VCOM

B.A., California State University, Northridge

Related industry experience/achievements:
Head of Agency, Vice President, Disruptive Agency; Director, Digital Integrated Marketing, Allison+Partners; Account Manager, Digital Brand Marketing, Burson-Marsteller; Brand Marketing Manager, Nick Chavez Beverly Hills/PPI, Inc.

Paul
Olszewski
VCOM

Creative Director, FIDM Campus Visuals and Special Projects, FIDM Museum & Galleries

B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Television Producer, Window Warriors; Director of Windows & Visual Marketing, Macys Inc.; Window Manager, Bergdorf Goodman; Visual Manager, Neiman Marcus; Freelance Visual Designer, Visual Presentation Consultant

Krista
Osborne
MPDV

B.S., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Technical Designer, Fabletics, Young and Reckless, Ambiance Apparel

Diane L.
Packer
TECH

B.A., Ricks College (BYUI); A.S.A., Ricks College (BYUI)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Art Director, Designer; Graphic Designer, Media Services Support, Ricks College

Leigh
Pena
COSM

B.S., Pepperdine University; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Account Manager, Pacific Packaging Components, Inc., Arminak and Associates, Inc.; Consultant, Tober Mei Cre*A*Tive; Packaging Development/Sales, Seacliff Packaging Beauty and Labs; Sales & Marketing Manager, Pure and Basic/Head Organic/Cosway Company Inc.

Christina (Tina)
Perez
COSM

Director, Beauty Marketing & Product Development, Beauty Business Management, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

B.A., California State University, Fullerton, CA; M.A., Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; Member: CEW, BIW

Related industry experience/achievements:
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University; Vice President Global Marketing/Director of Marketing, Markwins Corporation, New Dana Perfumes, Helen of Troy; Director of Trade Marketing, Schwarzkopf & Dep; Marketing Manager, Sola Optical

Andrew
Persing
DIGI

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Motion Graphics Artist, Optimist Inc., Butcher Bird Studios; Production Artist, Yoostar Entertainment Group; Time-lapse Photographer, Greenhaus GFX

Vickie
Peters
DESN/MFTG/MPDV

A.A., Long Beach City College;Certificate, Los Angeles Trade Technical College;A.A., Los Angeles City College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Global Production, Vintage Blue; Freelance Patternmaker; Import and Quality Control Specialist, Vintage Blue; Production Patternmaker, Cherokee; Assistant Designer, Catalina Swimwear; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Judy
Picetti
TSCI

B.S., The Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science

Related industry experience/achievements:
Sales Representative, Milliken & Company; West Coast Sales Manager, Account Manager, Doran Textiles

Gabriela
Piro
SMED

B.A., Illinois State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, CEO, GPPR; Director of Global Publicity, Walt Disney Studios; Corporate Communications Manager, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Leo
Quijano
TECH

B.F.A., American Intercontinental University

Related industry experience/achievements:
IT Technical Services, Computer Lab Tech Supervisor/PC Tech, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Product Photographer, Southwind Foods/Great American Seafood Imports Co.; Lead Photographer, Superdrinks.org; Freelance Photographer, Lionhas3heads Photography

Christine
Quiros
GNST

M.S., California State University, Fullerton; B.S., California State University, Fullerton

Related industry experience/achievements:
Employee Wellness Program Coordinator, Fitness Assessment Coordinator, California State University, Fullerton Lifespan Wellness Center; Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, San Bernardino

Tereese (Teri)
Radenbaugh
DESN/MPDV

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; California State University, Fresno

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance illustrator for Emmy award costume designers for movie and TV (Wardrobe for Chance, Bad Bunny, Chris Noth), live sketching events for Macys; Staff Artist, Eli Sobel Buying Office, Dom-Weber Buying Office; Freelance Mural Painter; Freelance Illustrator, A Story of Hope, The Ghost Whisperer, The Client List, childrens books, look books for fashion designers; Artist, Rags to Riches, J.C. Penney; Contributing Artist, VOCA Gallery; Handbag Designer

Elizabeth
Ralston
INTD

B.A., University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Sole Proprietor, Elizabeth Ralston Garden Design; Showroom Associate, Joan Chase & Associates

Amir
Ramadan
INTD

International University for Science and Technology (Syria); Syrian Virtual University (Syria)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Job Captain, BSB Design; Job Captain - Design Development, Design Appruv Inc.; Senior Architectural Designer, Pournamdari Inc.; Adjunct Instructor, Charter College

Melanie
Ramer
COSM

B.A., University of Southern Florida

Related industry experience/achievements:
Retail Consultant; VP of Retail, goop; Director of Retail, Clare V.; West Coast District Manager, West Coast District Manager, Steven Alan; Regional Brand Manager, Senior Field Coordinator, Abercrombie & Fitch

Estevan
Ramos
MFTG

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Stylist, Designer, Estevan Ramos

Kevin
Reagan
GRPH

B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach; B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Art Director, Geffen Records, MCA Records; Creative Director, Maverick Recording Company; Author, Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Sarah
Repetto
GNST

Director, International Affairs

M.A., California State University, Long Beach; B.A., California State University, Long Beach; B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Assistant Registrar, FIDM Museum & Galleries for Modern Love Exhibition; Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant, California State University, Long Beach; Co-curator of exhibition S.M.S.: An Archive of the 60s at the University Art Museum at California State University at Long Beach; FIDM Museum Docent; Conference Coordinator, IFFTI Conference 2013; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Jason
Rose
DIGI

M.F.A., Mount Saint Marys University; B.S., Texas Christian University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Colorist; Editor; Creator, Producer, Host Whats Your Story? With Jason Rose; Creator, Producer, Livin SoCal/Livin Hawaii; Instructor, KeyCode Education, Moviola, Studio Arts, Rev-Up Transmedia

Kerry
Roussellot
INTD

B.Arch., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, Kerry A. Roussellot, Architect; Project Manager, Gensler & Associates Inc., The Irvine Company, Gilbert AJA & Associates; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame

Ani
Saferian
MPDV

M.B.A., Woodbury University; California State University, Northridge

Related industry experience/achievements:
Merchandise Planner, Torrid; Merchandise Planner, Allocations Manager, Love Culture; Associate Buyer, Allocation Analyst, GUESS?, Inc.

Jacqueline
Saintanne
DESN

Creative Director, Film & TV Costume Design

University of Miami

Related industry experience/achievements:
Emmy Award winner in Costume Design; President Emeritus, Costume Designers Guild; Designer for opera, theatre, dance, film, television, music videos, webisodes, commercials, IMAX

Sajad (Sasha)
Salehi
COSM/GRPH/VCOM

M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; B.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Art Institute; Graphic Designer, Lather; Design Director, Roman Graphic; Lead Graphic Designer, Laleh Graphic; Graphic Designer, www.thesasha.com

Brandon
Sammons
GRPH

M.S., University of Southern California; B.S., Texas State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Head of Software, Software Coordinator and Support Technician, South by Southwest; Web Developer, The Bouqs Company; Freelance Software Engineer

Shaun
Samson
BDSN/TEXT

M.A., Central Saint Martins; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Design Consultant; Studio Team, Jeremy Scott; Senior Designer, Moschino S.p.A

Oscar Miguel
Santos
GRPH/VCOM

M.A., California State University, Northridge; B.A, University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Graphic & Web Designer/Digital Consultant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mesa Verde, Bee & Pine Organics, Alternative Apparel, Dreamworks Pictures; Instructor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles City College, Fusion Academy; Arts and Humanities Coordinator, Instructor, Ketchum Downtown YMCA

Carol E.
Sapos
DESN/MFTG

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; B.S., Pepperdine University; M.S., Walden University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Production Patternmaker, Barco of California; Patternmaker, Natty of California, Lily's of Beverly Hills; Associate Instructor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Patricia
Schmucker
COSM

B.S., Pepperdine University

Related industry experience/achievements:
President, SalonInteractive, LLC; Strategic Business Development, The Kirschner Group; Founder, American Made Beauty; President, CEO, Performance Branding Services, LLC; Director of Training and Executive Development, PCMall/MacMall

Tom
Selinske
BUMT

M.B.A., Pepperdine University; B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Related industry experience/achievements:
President of Board, Pasadena Unified School District; Pasadena Educational Foundation; Chair of Board, Leadership Pasadena Inc.; President, Encore Awards & Marketing Corp.; Founder, FocusOut

Shant (Sean)
Shahverdian
GNST

M.B.A., California State University, Northridge; B.S., California State University, Northridge; A.A., Pasadena City College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Business Instructor, Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, ITT Tech Technical Institute; Financial Advisor, HD Vest Financial Services; Investment Consultant, ETrade

David
Sherman
GNST/GRPH/INTD/MRCH

B.S., Pennsylvania State University; A.A., Art Institute of Atlanta; Certificate, University of California, Berkeley

Related industry experience/achievements:
Design Software Instructor/Research Library Specialist, FIDM, SF; Design Software Instructor, University of California, Berkeley Extension; Landscape Designer, PlaceWorks

Keri Sussman
Shurtliff
GNST/INTD

B.A., Dominican University of California; M.A., Dominican University of California; Member: College Art Association (CAA)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, UCLA Extension; Archives Assistant, Bill Graham Presents; Gallery Administrator, Linda Jones Enterprises/Chuck Jones Studio Gallery; Academic Reviewer, Jansons Basic History of Art, 8th and 9th editions

Edwin F.
Sierra
INTD

B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Architectural Designer, Associate, Senior Associate, Associate Vice President, RTKL/CallisonRTKL; Design Consultant, Architectural Designer, DL English Design Studio; Design Consultant, Senior Architectural Designer, Altoon + Porter Architects LPP; Design Manager, Senior Architectural Designer, Palledeo

Leena
Similu
BDSN/DESN/TEXT

B.A., Central Saint Martins

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, The Chronicles of LA, Les Chiffoniers Ltd.; Vice President, Design, Equipment; Design Consultancy, Belstaff, Topshop, St John Knits; Head Designer Womenswear, Jil Sander; Design Director Womenswear, Stella McCarthy

Ayelet
Simone
MMKT/MRCH

American College of Applied Arts

Related industry experience/achievements:
Merchandiser, Star Fabrics, Alliance/Matrix Textiles; Design Director, Womens Fabrics, Pacesetter/Titanium Fabrics; Manager, Womens Fabric Sourcing/Product Development, Hot Cotton; Senior Manager, Womens Fabric Sourcing/Product Development, BCBG Max Azria Group

Kristen
Slowe
MPDV/MRCH

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; B.A., Regis College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Co-Founder/ Advisor, Monogram; Co-Founder, Designer, Saboteur; Retail Inventory Distribution Planner, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; Planner, TJX Inc..

Camila
Smith
VCOM

M.A.Ed., Trident at American InterContinental University; B.S., California State University Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, Lecturer, Orange Coast College; Freelance Lead Stylist, Assistant Stylist for Print and Video

David
Smith
GNST/MPDV

B.A., California State University, Long Beach;M.F.A., Chapman University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Comic Colorist, Liquid Graphics/DC Comics; Photoshop Painter, Gork Enterprises; Background Painter for 2-D Animation, Go Potato.tv

Joy
Somerville
MPDV

Certificate, Los Angeles Trade Technical College; Cerritos College

Related industry experience/achievements:
First Production Patternmaker, Grader, Marker Maker, Technical Designer, WRR Enterprise; Freelance Technical Designer, Patternmaker, Grader, Marker Maker

Olamiposi
Somoye
DESN

B.S., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Pattern Drafter, J Brand; Sewing & Pattern Drafting Instructor, Sew FYI; Instructor, Unincorporated Life; Freelance Illustrator, Pattern Drafting

Yelena
Sonkin
KNTD/TEXT

Diploma, A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Textile Designer, Fairway Trading Inc.; Director of Design and Development, Dynashape Intima, Inc.; Sweater Designer, Rico Hand Knits, Inc.

Larry
Spears
GNST

B.Sc., University of Glasgow

Related industry experience/achievements:
Marketing Consultant, Ellipsis.com; Associate Professor, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Susan Nelson
Spencer
MPDV/MRCH

M.P.A., California State University, Chico; M.S.I.D.T., California State University, Fullerton; B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Related industry experience/achievements:
Principal, Chief Learning Architect, Sandbox Learning Experience Design; Senior Learning Experience Designer, eLearning Mind (ELM) + Studio 5 Learning; Retail Marketing, Design and Merchandising, London Fog Industries; Assistant Buyer, Macys West/Federated Department Stores; Brand Manager Gruppo GFT/Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni; Trend Manager, Spiegel Catalog

Amanda
Starling
DENM/IMPD

Chairperson, Special Projects, The Business of Denim; Co-Chairperson, International Manufacturing & Product Development; Executive Director, Career Center & Industry Relations

B.S., University of Arkansas

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/President, Cass Industries, Inc.; Executive Coach, Institute of Management Studies; Senior Vice President, Kuma Sport, Inc.; Consultant, U.S. Commerce Department; Department Director, Beeba's Creations; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Karen
Stein
MFTG/MPDV

B.A., Farleigh Dickinson University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Board Member, Maktaba Project; Owner/Designer, Cricket and Monkey; Visual Concepts Consultant, Owner, Daydreamer Boutique

George
Stewart
COSM

M.B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; B.A., The Masters University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President of Operations, Algenist; Executive Director of Operations, Director of Operations & Logistics, Kate Somerville Skincare; Materials Director, Lifetech Resources; Operations Manager, The Kama Sutra Company

Megan
Stewart
SMED

B.B.A., Georgia State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Marketing Director, MoZeus Worldwide; Managing Partner, The 46ers; Marketing & Creative Design Specialist, Arylessence

Jeffrey
Streader
IMPD

B.S., Richard Stockton College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Vice President, Guess?, Inc.; President, Kellwood Company; Vice President of Global Sourcing, VF Corporation; Director of Product Development and Global Sourcing, Oxford Industries

Jason
Studnicky
MPDV

B.S., The Art Institute; Santa Monica College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Manager of Technical Design, Guess?, Inc., Malibu Design Group, Secret Charm, Unger Fabrik; Product Design and Developer, Sport Casuals; Dance Costume Designer & Developer, Costume Depot

Mimi
Su
MRCH

Director, Merchandising & Marketing

B.A., California State University, Fullerton A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Buyer, Christian Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Hall of Fame (FIDM)

Kristine
Sullivan
BUMT/MMKT

M.S., California State University, Sacramento; B.A., California State University, Sacramento

Related industry experience/achievements:
Adjunct Instructor, International Academy of Design & Technology, California State University, Sacramento, San Joaquin Delta College; Fashion Concierge and Consultant, Fashion Industry; Development of Sales, Marketing and Research, Golden Valley Industries; Buyer, Nordstrom

Paige
Sullivan
SMED

University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/President, Cryo Wave; Owner/Consultant, Holden Wright Consulting; Business Manager, Beach Cities Orthopedics; Area Manager, Lululemon Athletica

Julia
Szkiba
DESN

M.F.A., Academy of Art University; B.A.A., American InterContinental University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, LIM College, Art Institute of California, McKinley College, Rocky Mountain College Art + Design; Apparel, Bedding, Product Development, Textile/Surface Pattern Designer

Jeanne
Thomas
GNST/GRPH/IMPD/MMKT/VCOM

B.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Related industry experience/achievements:
Lecturer, Expression College of Digital Arts; Owner/Art Director, Jeanne Thomas Graphic Design; Design Director, Wells Fargo; Creative Director, Autodesk; Art Director, Macromedia

Jonie
Thomas
DESN/TEXT

Director, Fashion Design

A.A., Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President Merchandising Plus Size Women, E S Sutton/Extra Sportswear; Senior Merchandiser/Brand Manager Plus Size Women, Warnaco/White Stag; Senior Designer, Carole Little

Frederick
Thornton
DIGI

Chapman University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Producer in Residence; Mentor, ArtsMatter; Development Manager, SingularDTV; Vice President of Media, Shop.Build; Media Consultant, Ark.iO; Filmmaker; Instructor, Baltimore School of the Arts; Adjunct Instructor, College of the Canyons

Joseph
Toramanian
INTD

PhD., Institute of Town Planning, Moscow, Russia

Jason
Trac
BUMT/MFTG

M.B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; B.S., University of California, Riverside; Certificate, University of California, Los Angeles

Related industry experience/achievements:
Human Resources Manager, CBS Interactive; Human Resources Supervisor, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Senior Human Resources Generalist, American Advisors Group; Associate Human Resources Business Partner, The Hertz Corporation

Dat
Tran
MFTG/MNWR

B.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Co-Owner, Designer, Lua Company; Design Director, Merchandiser, BJD, Inc; Senior Woven Designer for Menswear, Calvin Klein; Designer, Geoffrey Beene Menswear

Susan
Tran
SMED

M.B.A., University of Southern California; B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; A.A. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Director of eCommerce, K-Swiss, Donald J Pliner, Creatures of Comfort; VP of eCommerce & Multi-Channel Strategy, Chan Luu

Isabel
Treidl
BUMT/GNST

M.B.A., Southern State University; B.S., EAFIT University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Founder, Corpo - Educational Juice Bar; Creativity and Innovation Consultant; National Council Member, United Nations Association; President, Chair of Education, United Nations Association, Orange County; Co-Founder, IN- NOVE; Associate Professor, EAFIT University

Melissa
Triber
MPDV

B.S., Central Washington University; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creative Director, Sage the Label, Young, Fabulous & Broke; Stylist; Creative Consultant; Senior Merchandiser, Patty Park Agency; Wardrobe Stylist, Paper Magazine

Samantha
Troy
GRPH/TECH/VCOM

B.F..A., Rhode Island School of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Related industry experience: Co-Founder/Principal, Design des Troy; Executive Digital Artist, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners; Graphics Coordinator, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.,

Patricia
Turner
MMKT

B.S., Barat College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Principal, Pat Turner Marketing & Events; Sales Promotion Director, Warner Bros. Studio Stores; Vice President, Event Marketing/Public Relations, Broadway Stores, Inc.; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Carlos
Vazquez
DESN/MFTG

B.S., Woodbury University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner/Designer, Mona Lisa; Designer, Alex Colman Sportswear, Saint Germain Sportswear, David Brown Robes & Loungewear, Lucie Ann Intimate Apparel, Davina; Merchandiser, Mr. Alex; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Prathima
Venkatesan
SMED

M.S., DePaul University; M.S., Purdue University; B.S., Purdue University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Design & Marketing Specialist; Managing Editor, Hulafrog; Brand Marketing, Rodan + Fields; Customer Experience Designer, Pacific Life

Ashley
Vilgiate
COSM

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President Sales & Brand Management, DuWop LLC; Brand Manager, Simple Beauty, Inc., International Licensing, Guess? Inc.

Ivy
Vining
DESN

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Fashion Designer; Instructor/Education Coordinator, Sewing Arts Center; Owner/Designer, Ivy Vining; Associate Designer, FANG at Fashion Life Inc.

Robin
Wagner
BDSN/KNTD/MPDV/TEXT

B.F.A., Fashion Institute of Technology; Certificate, University of Maryland Global Campus; Member: The Fashion Group International of Los Angeles, Inc. (FGILA)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Consultant/Women's Education Guest Speaker, United Nations International Trade Commission; Product Development, Design, and Sourcing Consultant, Robin Wagner Design/Left Coast Agency, Public School NYC; Design Consultant, Feel the Piece; Product Development and Sourcing Consultant, Kevan Hall, Windsor Stores, Three Dots, GUESS?, Inc., Design Merchants; Vice President of Design/Design Director, Aire Clothing; Design Director/Merchandiser, Jennifer Reed Inc.

Aubrey T.
Walden
BUMT

M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management; B.A., Lynchburg College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Project and Business Strategy Manager, Treasury Services, City National Bank; Senior Vice President, Treasury Management, U.S. Bank; Instructor, University of Phoenix

Isaac
Walker
DESN/MFTG/MPDV

Certificate, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Related industry experience/achievements:
Designer, Converse; Graphic Artist, Warner Bros., LA Gear; Product Development Manager, Team Simpson; Freelance Graphic Artist, YMLA, Big Dogs, Point Zero

T.J.
Walker
DESN/MFTG/MNWR

Meridian Community College; B.F.A., Delta State University; M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University; Member: The Fashion Group International of Los Angeles, Inc. (FGILA)

Related industry experience/achievements:
Co-Founder, Black Design Collective; Product Development/Design Manufacturing/Branding and Distribution, Calvin Walker Brand Consulting; Product Development Consultant, D & T Design Consulting; Vice President, Product Development and Design, Modish Nation Design Studio, Cross Colours/KarlKani

Louise
Wallace
MPDV/MRCH

Certificate, Los Angeles City College

Related industry experience/achievements:
General Manager, Girl Mana; Product Development and Sales, Guild Inc., Kahn Lucas Lancaster, Little Laura of California

Jorg
Wallrabe
GRPH

B.A., The New School

Related industry experience/achievements:
Owner, President, BrandingIron Worldwide Inc.; Director of Accounts, Art Director, Publicist, Paul Wilmot Communications Experience

Geovanna H.
Waters
COSM

Ph.D., Phillips Graduate Institute; M.A., Pepperdine University; B.A., Mount Saint Marys University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Senior Vice President, Sales & Operations, MessageMe, Inc; Vice President of Operations/General Manager, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics; Senior Vice President of Sales, Auraline Beauty, Inc; Vice President of Sales, BH Cosmetics; Director of Sales, Classic Cosmetics

Kwame
Waters
DESN

B.A., The Art Institute of Atlanta

Related industry experience/achievements:
Wardrobe Stylist, Wardrobe Supervisor, Set Dresser, Stylist for television and film production

Debra
Weaver
MPDV

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Freelance Design & Consulting; Merchandising, Product Development, National Stores; Designer, Lure Studio, JNCO, SURYA; Creative Director, Merchandising, Product Development, Master Textile Mill

Meredith
Webb
GNST

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., University of Oregon

Related industry experience/achievements:
Instructor, University of Oregon, The Learning Center, Inc.

Eric
Weisser
GRPH/VCOM

B.A., Arizona State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Head of Marketing, New York County Lawyers' Association; Communications Director, Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue; Lead Graphic & Web Designer, Owner, Be Weisser Designs

Lorne
Wellington
BUMT

M.B.A., American Jewish University; B.A., Hampton University; A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Creator, Owner, Sculpted Silhouette

James
West
DIGI

M.F.A., American Film Institute Conservatory; B.F.A., University of Illinois at Chicago

Related industry experience/achievements:
Supervisor, Conservatory Camera Department, Technical Operations, American Film Institute Conservatory; Freelance photography, videography, and cinematography, James West Media Production

Lindie
Wilhelm
DESN/MFTG/MPDV

A.A., Parsons School of Design

Related industry experience/achievements:
Designer, Georgiou, Joanie Char, Levi Strauss & Company, Givenchy Sport; Owner/Designer, Devant; Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Joanie
Willgues
DESN/GNST

B.F.A., University of Texas, Austin

Related industry experience/achievements:
First Hand, Broadway Costumes, Parsons-Mears; Resident Costume Designer, Shop Foreman, Stages Theatre; Dresser, Les Misérables on Broadway; Costume Designer, Theatre West; Falcon Theatre

Arturo
Wong
MRCH/VCOM

A.A., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Related industry experience/achievements:
Visual Presentation Athlete, Nike; Visual Presentation Athlete and Merchandising Lead, Nike; PR Coordinator, Marketing Assistant, Joyrich; PR Assistant, Elle Molchan PR

Deborah E.
Young
GNST/MNWR/MPDV/MRCH/TSCI

Curriculum Development Specialist

M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach; B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Related industry experience/achievements:
Technical Consultant/Expert Witness; Graduate Teaching Associate, California State University, Long Beach; Instructor, Otis College of Art & Design; Author, Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics by Fairchild

Kristen
Zimmer
COSM/GRPH/SMED

Arizona State University

Related industry experience/achievements:
Vice President Licensed Brands, Recycled Karma Brands, LLC; Retail Licensing Manager, Sega of America