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Taylor Light
she/her
I’m passionate about: 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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Diane Lin
She/her
I’m passionate about: Future of fashion, Social media, AI and technology, Marketing

I’m a cat-lover and interested in the latest trends in marketing and PR. I graduated from the Fashion Management MPS Program at Parsons and worked at Sisley Paris as a PR Intern. I love being in this industry that makes people feel fab and confident, and hoping to contribute to this wonderful industry as a communication pro! Language learning is also one of my biggest interests and Korean is my focus now.


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Grace Livecchi
she/her
I’m passionate about: Future of fashion, Marketing

I’m a junior at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, majoring in Marketing. I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Really Magazine. Really is a gen-z, New York based fashion and lifestyle print magazine which celebrates creative innovation in today’s youth. Outside of Really, I am a Marketing Scholars candidate and a team member of Fordham’s chapter of Consult Your Community, where I ideate ways to connect students with local businesses.


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Clay Lute
He/Him
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, AI and technology, Supply chain and sourcing

I am focused on building a career around modernizing the fashion industry through ethics, innovation, and inclusivity. Skilled in merchandising, menswear, and consumer trends, I am passionate about working alongside companies to implement sustainable sourcing and ethical practices from a corporate level. I work in product strategy, consulting, and trend analysis with a goal of creating new efficiencies and innovations in the fashion industry.


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Rima Makhoul
She/her
I’m passionate about: Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Supply chain and sourcing, Marketing

I am a Senior at the NYU Stern School of Business, concentrating in Management and Organizations, and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. For me, the most important consideration to a #GenZ shopper is whether or not a purchase adds value to their life. Does the purchase provide a good experience? Is it reflective of the purchaser’s values? Gen Z is thus far the most socially conscious demographic – businesses need to align with these values.


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Sierra Mar Elia
she/her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, AI and technology, Marketing

I am a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Communications and Consumer Psychology. I have experience consulting for fashion companies on DEI, campaign strategy, and new product ideation. I am generally interested in using behavioral psychology to cultivate unique brand identity, employ creative marketing/campaign tactics, and create immersive event experiences. I am passionate about Gen Z and the future of work, and fostering inclusivity in fashion and beyond.


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Niki Maragos
She/Her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

I’m a full time Sr. Design Project Manager in the Fintech space, with an immense passion for all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle.


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Olivia Meyer
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I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, AI and technology, Supply chain and sourcing, Marketing

I’m a senior fashion merchandising major at Kent State University, an Inventory Planning Intern at Valentino, and the 2024 winner of the Fashion Scholarship Fund Chairman’s Award. I am driven to use my knowledge of retail and fashion as a platform for social change and empowerment and earned a spot as a Top 5 Finalist in the 2023 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship competition. My “Dream For Change” project was celebrated among the Top 5 Most Inspiring projects worldwide at the 2023 UNESCO & Women@Dior Global Conference.


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Tyra Mitchell
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of work, Future of fashion, Social media, Marketing

I am Tyra Mitchell, a public relations assistant for BCG. I enjoy all things consumer behavior, pop culture, and marketing and have been featured in Forbes. Outside of the office, I spend my time traveling the world, exploring food from different cultures,  and shopping at sample sales. My favorite hobbies include scrolling on book, wedding, and comedy TikTok. When I’m not on the app, I’m religiously reading the next big fantasy novel.


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Alanis Castro Pacheco
She/her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of work, Future of fashion, Social media, Marketing

I am attending Susquehanna University and pursuing two bachelor degrees in Luxury Brand Marketing and Graphic Design. I describes myself as a “culture person”. I am fascinated by all things social media, fashion, and entertainment and often think about how these intersect and affect our daily lives. Upon graduating, I hope to break into the luxury fashion industry as a marketing professional.


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Kylie Race
She/her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of work, Social media

I’m a junior at Cornell University studying Industrial and Labor Relations. I’m interested in how Gen Z is bringing change to the workplace, especially in the realms of DEI, sustainability, and work-life balance. In my personal life, I love fashion, dance, cooking, and learning languages.


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Ella Ramirez
She/Her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Supply chain and sourcing, Marketing

I am graduating from NYU Gallatin this May 2024 with a degree in Sustainability and Critical Theory in Fashion. I live in New York City and am interested in working in ESG strategy and sustainability consulting for the fashion sector.


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Claire Reyhle
She/her
I’m passionate about: Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing

I am a Colorado based freshman in high school with a passion for beauty and fashion. At only 15 years old, I am a published Author of the children’s book “Shadow Siblings”, and hold the role of President for my freshman class. I am also a member of her high school dance team, and in between my busy school schedule I frequently support brands as an online influencer.


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Landon Rice
He/Him
I’m passionate about: Future of work, Future of fashion, Marketing

I am a recent masters graduate from Polimoda in Italy studying Luxury Business. With a vast background in visual studies containing photography, styling, and clothing design; I now plan to combine all my skills to become a creative producer for a brand or an agency.


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Sophia Richter
She/Her
I’m passionate about: Sustainability/ESG, Future of fashion, Supply chain and sourcing

I studied Supply Chain and Marketing with a minor in Global Fashion Studies at Northeastern University, and currently live in San Diego, CA where I’m a Luxury Manager with The RealReal. I’ve been passionate about sustainability, particularly in the fashion industry, for several years through resale, off-price, circularity, rental, and other alternative retailing methods. I look forward to the future of fashion where sustainability can be primary and accessible to all, regardless of the form it takes.


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Sash Shaban
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I’m passionate about: Future of work, Future of fashion, Social media, AI and technology, Supply chain and sourcing, Marketing

I grew up in Jordan before moving to Atlanta for university; a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior, and Business. I am always curious why I and others behave the way we do and how we’re influenced by the world. I play soccer, squash, and the guitar and am a huge LEGO fan. Passionate about fashion and design, and grateful to be a part of the Z-Suite family!


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Fay Shuai
she/her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability/ESG, Future of fashion, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Marketing, Other: Luxury Retailing

I am a creative, analytical and business-oriented thought leader, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania who is fascinated by the intersections of creativity, data and people in luxury fashion and beauty. I have translated this passion into my work with Michael Kors, L’Oréal and Wharton’s Jay H. Baker Retailing Center, and aim to harness nine years of French language and culture studies in synergy with my business skills to advance my career in Paris.

Outside of the retail world, Fay is a figure skater, musician, broccoli enthusiast and DJs in her free time.


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Raanya Siddiqui
she/her/hers
I’m passionate about: Sustainability/ESG, Future of fashion

I am currently a senior at Emory University, majoring in Quantitative Sciences. With a heart inclined towards creativity and a mind rooted in sustainability, I bridge my technological prowess with a keen interest in the retail industry.

I understand the essence of crafting resilient systems, essential for the enduring success of brands in a dynamic marketplace. Committed to fostering technology-driven solutions, I aim to steer the retail industry towards a future where products impeccably embody timeless relevance and appeal.


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Sophie Silverman
She/Her
I’m passionate about: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Future of work, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media

I am currently a sophomore at Tulane University, studying Finance and Accounting. In addition to my education, I am an active member and Pledge Class President of my school’s co-ed professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.

I am an incoming accounting intern for summer 2024, and I am excited to deepen my knowledge of Finance and Accounting through my education. I enjoy reading, baking, and playing the guitar in my free time!


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James Turco
He/Him
I’m passionate about: Future of fashion, Social media, Marketing

I recently graduated from Lafayette College, where I played D1 Lacrosse. I majored in entrepreneurship and marketing while also pursuing a minor in organizational studies. I’m now earning my Masters of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Babson College, and have experience working with both The New York Islanders and Value Retail.


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Yaprak Ugurses
she/her/hers
I’m passionate about: Future of work, Social media, Marketing

I am a senior at New York University from Turkey, studying business management, retail strategy and digital marketing. This past summer, I was a marketing and communications intern at Versace, Capri Holdings.


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Eileen Wang
She/her
I’m passionate about: Sustainability/ESG, Future of work, Beauty (cosmetics, skincare, etc), Social media, Supply chain and sourcing

I am a student at the Wharton School who is passionate about tennis, product, strategy, and her two cats!


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