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NYC, NY, United States
Member since December 28, 2008
This year, I started a creative philanthropic effort called Create for a Cause. Create for a Cause engages and networks artists and activists in philanthropic work by connecting their skills and talents to a cause.
Six months ago, I enlisted designers' talents to raise awareness and funds for philanthropic endeavors in Rwanda and Central East Africa. During my time in Rwanda, I partnered with local non-profits and connected them to contacts and companies abroad, which helped them obtain donations. Beneficiaries included children at Gisimba Orphanage, which received thirteen boxes of brand new clothing, medical, sport and school supplies, as well as the organization Voices of Rwanda, which is constructing an oral history archive of the Rwandan genocide.
I have a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design (graduation 2000) with course studies in Art Education. Currently, I am Senior Conceptual Designer at American Eagle Outfitters and have been in Research and Development Design field for the past 9 years. Prior to American Eagle Outfitters, I was on the Concept Team at Abercrombie and Fitch.
Voices of Rwanda - Volunteer for Operations and Logistics as well as Designer for brochures and transcriber for testimonies. Gisimba Orphanage - Volunteer, Art and Music Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC Workplace Mentoring Program - Have been involved for 2 years Plan International - Sponsor of 2 children in Western Kenya