What do you do and why?

I’m the Founder and CEO of The Fashion Foundation. We’re a nonprofit that serves as a platform for the fashion industry to donate excess inventory and with the funds raised we provide school supplies to local students in need — check out our recent feature in The New York Times!

I started the charity after being in the fashion industry and constantly seeing companies throw samples into the garbage. Thanks to our fashion industry partners and donors, we’re able to support thousands of local NY students each year by providing them with clean uniforms, new backpacks, school supplies, art supplies, and so much more.

What change would you like to enact in the world?

More small acts of kindness. Can we change the entire world tomorrow? No. But a small act of kindness goes a really long way and they start to add up when you do enough of them.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I have a pet turtle named Big Mama that I’m obsessed with.

Why did you join IVY?

For business and networking purposes, but I’ve honestly made so many connections in IVY that have helped me grow professionally and personally. I’ve made true friends that I see outside of IVY life who I can call to go out to dinner or go on vacation and they’re there. (Shoutout to Beri for following The Fashion Foundation on Instagram a few years ago, because that’s actually how I learned about IVY.)

What has been your most memorable IVY Experience?

Summer camp! There’s nothing like being a kid again with hundreds of fellow IVY members.

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