Meet the Bloggers


Ashley is a photography major at FIT, born and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area. Besides photography, she enjoys exercising, trying new restaurants, and exploring the city. Some of her guilty pleasures include watching The Ellen Show and hours of YouTube videos. She looks forward to providing insight on all things FIT!


From the vast suburbs of Southern California, Mariano is an Advertising and Marketing Communications student aiming to make a career as a fashion journalist. Along with writing, Mariano loves to dance and enjoys music of all genres. He truly is an outgoing individual and is always willing to be of service for those who have questions. Mariano looks forward to sharing his experiences not only at FIT, but of the concrete jungle known as New York City!



A 20-year-old second-year student, born and raised in Ocean County, New Jersey, Melinda is a suburban girl with a city soul. She is currently in the AAS Advertising and Marketing Communications program with a minor in Communication Studies. After graduation, she will begin her long-awaited journey in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing BS program with a double-minor in Economics. Her Cuban and Puerto Rican roots have given her an international perspective as an aspiring entrepreneur in the beauty industry, focused on marketing and product development. She is known for her giant handbag, passion for beauty, and always encouraging others to love themselves for who they truly are. Melinda is very excited to share her experiences and hear from all of you!



Zorya is a 20-year-old graduating Production Management AAS student from Switzerland who will being studying Advertisement Marketing and Communication. She enjoys writing and has her own beauty and lifestyle blog. After she graduates from FIT she plans on working in publishing. She loves photography, reading, and exploring the Big Apple (usually on foot). Zorya is an avid traveller and loves to tell others about her adventures, hoping to inspire them as well. She is really excited to be part of the Admissions blog and cannot wait to share her experiences and help other fellow international students.