I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank ELLE education for this memorable opportunity. I’m a 28-year-old aspiring fashion entrepreneur and International Vogue featured fashion model for runway work. While completing my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in psychology and sociology at Western University through an entrance scholarship, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to model. Although, obtaining a degree was very important to me, it was the fashion industry that I fell in love with.   Today, I continue to grow in the fashion industry by working with National and International brands. On top of that, I’m currently building my own consulting business and it continues to grow daily. I have the passion and drive to become a great principled innovative leader in the fashion industry by applying the learned concepts and principles within the industry. When given the opportunity to learn from ELLE Education, I jumped at the opportunity. I was so excited to be accepted into a program that offered everything I was looking for. Finding a program that can check off all the boxes on my list can be extremely hard to find. A program that gives me the first hand experiences, exceptional professors and industry appropriate material was a dream come true. I thoroughly enjoyed learning all of the topics that was presented to me during the “Marketing & Communications for Fashion & Luxury Brands” program. One of my favourite things about the program was how current the industry professionals and CEO’s were. It was inspiring knowing that they were my professors. Nothing motivates me more than learning from our current and future leaders. They are creating the paths for us to follow. Another part of the program that I liked, was that I had the ability to connect with students from all over the world. This year was a little different than most due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop the program from moving forward in a positive manner. All of the students and professors were always passionate, positive and eager to work together within the program. I believe and understand that fashion can be interpreted on many different levels. Collaborating with other artists, students and professionals by combining ideas to the highest level is one of my true passions. It helps the industry grow in unique ways to a large degree. With the fashion industry going through a historical shift, it is important now more than ever that we collaborate, support and learn from one another to set the tone for future generations. In closing, my goal is to become one of the future leaders of the fashion industry while inspiring others along my journey. I truly believe in good business, honesty, creative thinking and working together. Thank you ELLE Education for playing a prominent role in my journey. I am forever grateful!