Professor Ross has taught at FIT since 2007 and received her AAS in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and her BS in International Trade and Marketing from FIT. She has been quoted in Elle magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Crains, and USA Today among others and has appeared on segments of Good Morning America and CNN.
Professor Ross teaches HFM 064: The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising for Precollege Programs at FIT.
Ms. Ross’ Teaching Philosophy:
I believe in teaching students the current reality of the fashion industry and the tools and resources I use everyday. I like to create a very positive atmosphere for the students where they can feel free to express themselves and encourage and interract with others. Field trips and hands on projects further enhance the experience.
On Precollege Programs:
I find teaching the Precollege programs to be an extremely rewarding and humanistic way to give back to the industry at the earliest level. I give the Precollege students a tremendous amount of credit for being motivated to get an early start on their college education, along with attending high school. Their enthusiasm motivates me to share as much as possible.
- September 2000 – Present
THE DONEGER GROUP, New York, NY
- April 1999 – Sept. 2000
J.C.PENNEY CO., New York, NY
Fashion Specialist (and previously with JCP from 1989-1992)
- April 1994 – Nov. 1997
POPULAR CLUB/J.CREW INC., Garfield, NJ
- March 22 and April 26 2012 – Miami and Europe Street Scenes Presentations at Doneger Offices
- December 2011 – Margit Symposium at FIT
- June 2011 – HBA Beauty Expo – Spoke on Bergdorf Goodman monitored panel about new trends in the beauty industry