Being in the ADM program as a merchandiser has given me the opportunity to express my creativity while also preparing myself for my future career. I am extremely proud of the projects that have allowed me to conceptualize my individuality into mood boards, flat lays, and merchandising displays. My favorite project that I have executed this semester is my collection of outfit ideas that correlate to a mood board reflecting my personal aesthetic. This project will allow me to showcase my unique taste in clothing and styling. After graduation I hope to move to New York and work in PR for a company that shares the same values as I do. Most importantly during my time in the industry I hope to emphasize the correlation between sustainability and editorial fashion. I plan to change the current state of the industry to be more than consumerism by focusing on ethics and content that’s rooted in community building.