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Current Student Spotlight: Priscilla Olivarez

Current Student Spotlight: Priscilla Olivarez

What is NRF and how did you get involved?My name is Priscilla Olivarez, sophomore TXA Merchandising major, and I originally got involved in 2021 by receiving a scholarship from the NRF Foundation, the Rising Star scholarship, in which I received a stipend to attend the 2022 NRF Foundation Student Program in NYC. Due to COVID, the Student Program wa...
TXA Alumni Spotlight: Maddy Ailes

TXA Alumni Spotlight: Maddy Ailes

Class of 2022Product Development Specialist Maddy Ailes at Kendra ScottCan you discuss your experience within the TXA program and what resources you utilized?I came into the Textiles and Apparel program as a transfer from Biology after freshman year. I majored in design, however, I came in knowing nothing, other than that I loved clothes ...

TXA Faculty Spotlight: Deborah Sztejnberg

Deborah Sztejnberg, Assistant Professor of Practice, has been a faculty member of the Division of Textiles and Apparel for two years. Deborah was inspired to enter the academic arena to help students, particularly fashion students, create pathways to explore the fashion industry and help them with th...

TXA Faculty Spotlight: Luisa Gil Fandino

‚ÄčAssistant Professor Luisa Gil Fandino has been on the TXA Faculty for over 5-1/2 years teaching TXA 305-Intro to Textiles and TXA 360L-Advanced Textiles Lab. She's also passionate about researching how textiles techniques could be applied to technology and how we can make the supply chain of textiles more sustainable. Along with a t...

TXA Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Chen

For over 12 years, Dr. Jonathan Chen has been a Professor in the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the School of Human Ecology - and has worked in the field of textile science and engineering for the past 30 years. He is quite involved in research and teaching, where students can see and experience the science behind textil...