Ashley is a first-year photography major at FIT, born and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area. Besides photography, she enjoys reading fashion magazines, eating soft pretzels, and sleeping. Some of her guilty pleasures include watching Americas Next Top Model, The Ellen Show, and hours of YouTube videos. She loves Instagram and making someone’s day. She combined both to create a project called Psst…Hey You…. She looks forward to providing insight on all things FIT!
Ayanna is a creator hailing from Atlanta. She is a new transfer student to FIT, currently studying fashion merchandising, and is also a commuter student byway of Spanish Harlem. As a queer woman of color from the South, her experience in the city and in fashion is a unique one. Through FIT, she plans to effect change by making people of color more prominent in the fashion industry and improving the lives of millions who are exploited in the industry. She loves traveling, her new tea-maker, and avocados.
Brendan is a 19-year-old Advertising and Marketing Communications student from Saratoga Springs, New York. Brendan always dreamed of attending the Fashion Institute of Technology and living in New York City. He is very excited about the opportunity to be part of this blog and share his experiences with prospective students and their families!
Emily graduated with her Associate’s degree in Fashion Design last May. Now she is getting her Bachelor’s in Fabric Styling with minors in Art History and Fashion Studies. She is a member of the Presidential Scholars and strives to get the most out of her time in New York City. Emily has completed a variety of internships in many different fields of the fashion industry, but she really just loves some time on the tennis court. Her favorite place in all of New York City is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jaiah is a wife, writer, visionary, and mother-to be living in New York City. She loves fluffy Pomeranians, recreating Rachel Ray recipes, and checking off dreams that have come true from her Vision Board. Jaiah has always been excited about communications and has been actively involved with writing and broadcasting since the commencement of her college career. In her spare time, she enjoys hosting dinner parties, planning her future, working out, learning new things, and laughing with her husband. Astrologically, Jaiah is a Pisces Earth Snake with Scorpio Rising and a Gemini Moon. Her Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality is ENFJ. She believes in dramatic eyelash volume, true love, visualization, international travel, foot massages, animal rights, and the power of good food.
Kailee is a 19-year-old interior design student who commutes from New Jersey every school day. If you ever see her without pearls or diamonds on, something is seriously wrong. Some would describe Kailee as a fun-loving, quirky person who never stops smiling, but she thinks those things might be the result of a crazy obsession with chocolate milk. Kailee loves getting to know new people, so she looks forward to hearing from all of you!
Sadé is a 22-year-old international student from the beautiful Dominican Republic. She has lived in Santo Domingo, Belgium, New York, and will spend next semester in Rome. Sadé is fluent in English (obviously), Spanish (claro que si), French (mais oui), and is learning Italian (un po’). Sadé is a student tour guide who loves to travel, read, and play soccer. Her favorite place is the beach, her favorite color is orange, and her fave food is Sushi. Sadé believes the power to change lies in the individual and one person can inspire a whole movement and change the world. You will find her doing all sorts of free things around the city and enjoying every event at FIT. She plans to share every unique experience here on the blog and says life is what you make of it!