RESUME

Fashion & Costume Work

EDUCATION

Candidate for Master of Arts in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

University of Nebraska, Lincoln 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science for the Single Subject Credential 

San Diego State University 2019

SPECIAL PROJECTS

A Woman's Place is in the Resistance, graduate project and collection coming soon

​Destination: Isla Nublar inspired pieces designed in partnership with Her Universe released Fall 2020

WW84, a Wonder Woman inspired collection designed in partnership with Her Universe and Hot Topic released Fall 2020

WORK EXPERIENCE

BLUSH BRIDAL [2022-present]

Bridal Stylist

  • Work with brides to understand their style and find a gown that most captures their essence and spirit

  • Build and maintain customer rapport while navigating varied interpersonal group dynamics

  • Use garment construction knowledge to efficiently communicate customization and alteration options to bring brides’ visions to life

  • Maintain knowledge of current bridal trends and stay on top of forecasted trends

  • Style out accessories in a way that communicates bride’s vision and full wedding aesthetic

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN [2020-present]

Graduate Student & Research Assistant

  • Candidate for Master’s of Arts in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design with a specialization in Material Culture and Textile Studies

  • Assist with research projects relating to psychological aspects of dress & identity, fashion history, intersectionality of fashion & fandom

  • Experience in historical collection, processing, organizing, storing, & handling antique garments

  • Assist with gallery exhibitions & installations, prepping garments, dressing mannequins, and creating graphics & didactics 

DRESSMAKER [2016-present]

Freelance Seamstress

  • Create custom and replica costume pieces and vintage reproduction items for variety of clients

  • For replica pieces, analyze reference photos and material to recreate costume pieces as accurately as possible.

  • Build original patterns to clients’ measurements or specifications

  • Work with a variety of materials and embellishment techniques to bring clients’ visions to life

  • Create original geek couture pieces for special events and conventions

  • Maintain working knowledge and passion for wide spread of geeky properties

COSTUME DESIGN/COORDINATION

  • Losing in Love, Dr. Martin Papazin (2017). Provided costume design and styling and set dressing assistance. 

  • A Hip Hop Nutcracker Spectacular, Culture Shock Dance Studio (2015-2016). Managed casts of nearly 140 people and over 200 individual costumes, styled and curated by me. ​

GAP INC. (OLD NAVY/GAP) [2012-2016]

“Sellebrity” Sales Associate and Coach

  • Provided personable and efficient customer service

  • Helped train new associates and provide leadership support

  • Produced social media content to connect customers to current product and promotions

  • Built strong customer rapport by hosting in-store fit sessions, helping guests style outfits and visuals, and participating in community events

  • Was specially chosen to be featured in Gap Inc.’s #LetsDoMoreCampaign​

HONORS

Her Universe Fashion Show Judges' Winner 2019

Her Universe Fashion Show First Runner-Up 2015, 2016 

William Male Foundation Grant Recipient 2016, 2017, 2018

Star Wars Fan Awards Nominee 2018

JURIED
EXHIBITIONS

Crait-a-Porter, D23 Mousequerade 2019—Anaheim, CA

Destination: Isla Nublar, Her Universe Fashion Show 2019, San Diego Comic-Con—San Diego, CA

Rebellion Reborn, Star Wars Fan Awards 2018

Rebellion Reborn, Her Universe Fashion Show 2018, San Diego Comic-Con—San Diego, CA 

The Haute of Te Fiti, Her Universe Fashion Show 2017, San Diego Comic-Con—San Diego, CA 

Diana on the Town, Her Universe Fashion Show 2016, San Diego Comic-Con—San Diego, CA 

It’s Bigger on the Inside, Her Universe Fashion Show 2015, San Diego Comic-Con—San Diego, CA 

COMMUNITY

William Male Foundation artist-in-residence

Her Universe brand ambassador

The Workshop co-founder and moderator

Agent Carter Cosplay Community co-founder 

Costumer’s Guild West member

Costume Society of America member

International Textile and Apparel Association member

Costume College attendee 2016-2019

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