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The Z Suite Thought Leaders
List of all the Z Suite Thought Leaders
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Armaan Ahmed
He/him
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of fashion, Social media

I’m an aspiring philosopher, writer, and maker currently pursuing a masters in Brooklyn. I study creativity–what it is, how it works, weather it can be learned, and much more. In a word, I’m curious.


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Angelina Aileen
she/her
SUBJECTS: Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), AI and technology, Supply chain and sourcing

I recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program, and I’m driven in building a skillset which combines my passion in sustainability, finance, and retail. My interests include green energy finance, yoga and processes. 


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Chinonye Alilonu
She/her
SUBJECTS: Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Marketing

I am a current sophomore at The Wharton School, studying marketing and creative writing. I am interested in how the fashion industry will change and evolve with Gen-Z entering the workplace, and am enthusiastic about sharing my opinions. In my free time, I knit, read mystery novels, and daydream about attending the Met Gala.


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Naomi Barrales
She/her
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of work, Future of fashion, Marketing

I’m a passionate advocate for the power of storytelling and branding. With a skill set in brand development, marketing strategy, and impactful storytelling learned from collaborating with established fashion executives and burgeoning Black-owned brands with RAISEfashion, I have gone on to work with brands like Theory and Helmut Lang. I am continuing my commitment to authenticity, diversity, and the fusion of creativity and strategy as an Integrated Marketing Coordinator at Theory. 


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Alec Beers
he/him
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of work, AI and technology

I am originally from Miami and interested in sustainable development and fashion, as well as how ESG-related investments are becoming more appealing across Wall Street. Some fashion trends I am currently intrigued by are linens and cargo pants, as well as wide-legged pants and subtle but high-end clothing. I plan to work somewhere that makes investments in tech that reduces global climate change, specifically within retail. Outside of school, I enjoy snowboarding and working out.


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Isabelle Eisenberg
She/Her/Hers
SUBJECTS: Social media, Marketing, Public relations, Advertising, Brand Marketing

I am an account coordinator at team amazon assisting with all Amazon retail and Amazon grocery announcements and press integrations. My background as a broadcast journalism major at University of Miami has led me to hone in on consumer news trends and set my clients up for success based on what I see coverage on in the media.


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Isabel Francois
She/her
SUBJECTS: Sustainability/ESG, Future of fashion, Marketing

I am a Junior at Pace University studying Business Management with a Fashion Marketing minor. I am originally from Miami Florida, and moved to New York for college. Being in NYC and pursuing a career in fashion has always been my passion and I am extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to work on various projects during my academic journey, including working as a fashion showroom production Intern assisting Bella Banos with her brand BadVintage NYC. I successfully managed the social media account to recruit celebrity endorsements and grow consumer relations, as well as sample trafficking and analyzing financial and operational results to understand the company’s performance better.


This experience allowed me to develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams. I have a proven track record of identifying growth opportunities, conducting market research, and developing strategic plans to drive business objectives.


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Gabriela Goldenberg
she/her
SUBJECTS: Future of work, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

I am fourth-year student at the University of Florida, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing. I am fascinated by all things fashion, and am proficient in digital brand marketing, consumer analytics, social media, communications, and retail.


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Tenzin Gonshar
She/Her
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work

I’m Tenzin. I am a Creative Consultant at Lippincott, living in NYC. I graduated from Emory University with the highest distinction, double majoring in Business Administration, Marketing and Linguistics & Psychology. Prior to joining Lippincott, I spent my summer at Abercrombie & Fitch as a merchandiser.

I value purpose-driven organizations, stories that shift perspectives and perspectives open to shift, connecting through art and creativity, and a hardcore dedication to forever learning.


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Cole Griscom
he/him
SUBJECTS: Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Supply chain and sourcing, Marketing

I am a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, as well as music. I am interested in sustainability in the consumer sphere, and its adaptation into our modernizing world. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to cafes, and composing music on the piano.


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Sophia Hall
she/her
SUBJECTS: Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

I’m 16 years old and a high school sophomore at San Ramon Valley High in Danville, California. I’m a competitive dancer and I’ve been pursuing my love for dance for over 10 years. In my free time, I volunteer with National Charity League in the Rolling Hills Chapter. I love my job as a waitress in a sushi restaurant and in my free time, I enjoy reading books and shopping. 


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Alexis Hooks
she/her/hers
SUBJECTS: Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, AI and technology, Marketing

I am a Northeastern University recent graduate with a background in computer science, business, and fashion. My previous internship at Rue Gilt Groupe sparked my passion for exploring the intersection of fashion and technology, shaping my interest in innovation within the retail space.


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Simran Hussain
She/her/hers
SUBJECTS: Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

A recent graduate from Emory University, I have gained valuable experience working in loyalty marketing, social media, and strategy across adidas, Ralph Lauren, and currently, Ogilvy. I am especially interested in effectively utilizing storytelling to build brand love with Gen Z and learning about how to shift strategies along with emerging trends in the fashion and beauty industries. As an inaugural member of The Z Suite, I believe in the importance of having consumer voices at the table to create positive change in the world. Currently an Associate at Ogilvy in Chicago, I continue to explore the potential of advertising and strategy in driving meaningful impact.


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Lindsey Hyams
She/her
SUBJECTS: Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

I am a 2023 Graduate from Michigan State University and the co-founder of PRFashionNet, a network for college students to connect with professionals in the PR, social media and influencer communities. Currently, I work at Bubble Skincare leading the Bubble Campus Ambassador program, a program where College students can be the voice of Bubble Skincare on their campus!


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Mya Jean
She/Her/Hers
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of fashion, Social media

I am a third year at Northeastern University, studying business administration with a concentration in brand management and a minor and global Fashion. I am born and raised in Boston MA, and love all things Fashion!


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Wyatt Johnson
He/His
SUBJECTS: Future of work, Future of fashion, AI and technology

I have an avid interest in innovation, entrepreneurship, and fashion. Being in the Z-Suite has opened countless of opportunities and friends made. I spend my time working on startups and learning more about building online/personal brands.


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Lauren Klein
She/Her
SUBJECTS: Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

I am a former Division 1 athlete and aspiring business leader. I have a degree in both marketing and sales, and am passionate about all things creative marketing, fitness, and how brands can create and execute their own individual identities in the eyes of the consumer. I hope to one day be a business owner or a CMO for corporate brands.


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Elaina Kuhni
she/her
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion

I am a Senior at LIM College studying Fashion Merchandising, set to graduate in December 2023. With over 5 years of in-store retail experience, I became fascinated by product and the consumer experience. Now, as a dedicated and aspiring fashion professional, I aim to begin my career in merchandising. In my free time, I love working on puzzles, thrifting, and learning new crafts.


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Kristen Lam
She/her/hers
SUBJECTS: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, AI and technology

I’m passionate about technology and sustainability’s intersection in business and society, having studied Environmental & Urban Studies and Economics at the University of Chicago. Originally from Hong Kong and currently based in San Francisco, I am now a management consultant and can be found going on hikes, exploring new neighborhoods and parks on the weekends.


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Sydney Landau
She/her/hers
SUBJECTS: Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, Social media, AI and technology

I’m currently a senior at Colby College, majoring in Psychology and Economics. I am also captain of the women’s tennis team at Colby. After interning at SHAKTI VC firm last summer, I have discovered my passion for working with young entrepreneurs and discussing current and future Gen Z trends specifically those involving sustainability.


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Bryce Li
he/him
SUBJECTS: Future of work, AI and technology, Supply chain and sourcing

I’m Bryce, a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, originally from Colorado, studying finance and international studies. I have always been interested in macroeconomics. With innovations like ChatGPT, I have become fascinated in looking to how AI will transform the economy – particularly with how it will impact workforce economics. I am excited to be a part of The Z Suite to extend this curiosity.


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Taylor Light
she/her
SUBJECTS: Future of work, Social media, AI and technology

I am based in Austin, Texas. I was a division I softball pitcher and currently work in software sales. I help employers better understand the future of work, generation z and the multi-generational workforce.


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