Christina Castonguay Mt. Laurel, NJ Fashion Business Management Christina was valedictorian of her class when she completed her associate degree
at FIT. She is a Presidential Scholar and has served as treasurer of the Merchandising
Society, FIT’s largest and oldest club. After a successful internship at Kleinfeld
Bridal, she was hired as an assistant to one of their top designers and she continues
to thrive there.
Veronique Ehamo Freeport, NY International Trade and Marketing Veronique is a global learner who has contributed to campuses on three continents
and is a Soroptimist International of NY scholarship recipient. She has studied abroad
in London and Shanghai. Since 2008 she has volunteered for a project in the Democratic
Republic of Congo that has built 118 primary and secondary schools. Veronique interns
with the High Commissioner of Human Rights Office at the U.N.
Lisbeth Jimenez Bogota, NJ Interior Design Lisbeth is an outstanding example of one who has integrated her studies with civic
engagement. She helped lead the Interior Design Relief Project that helped families
in Long Beach, NY, after Superstorm Sandy, updated spaces in a women’s shelter, and
built a school from plastic bottles in Guatemala, among other projects. She participated
in internships and graduated summa cum laude.
Eleonora Mazzetti Houston, TX Fashion Business Management Eleonora is a member of the FIT honors program (Presidential Scholars). She was selected
to represent FIT at the 2016 World Retail Congress in Dubai, where she and her team
will compete with students from around the world. She serves as a resident assistant
and student ambassador coordinator. Eleonora has been secretary and president of the
Merchandising Society, FIT’s oldest and largest club.
Kim Nguyen Houston, TX Fashion Design Kim is the first FIT student to receive a full scholarship from Michael Kors to pursue
her bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion design. She is currently studying in Milan
and has studied in Florence while completing her associate degree. She has interned
and worked in various fashion companies. Kim established Colturra, her own label,
through which she has sold garments online, organized a fashion show, and received
Christopher Wallace Brooklyn, NY Production Management – Fashion and Related Industries Christopher Wallace is a Baker Scholar who revitalized the Theatre Ensemble and served
as president of the FIT Student Association. He is a member of the SUNY Student Assembly,
where he is deputy director of communications, digital strategist. He has contributed
to a number of strategic planning committees at FIT, all while succeeding at internships
and in his courses.
Micaela Burke Phoenix, NY Advertising and Marketing Communications Micaela served as the chair of the campus-
wide Student Affairs Committee and the vice president of the FIT Student Association
for Residential Life. As a resident assistant, she served as the president of the
Residence Hall Community Council.
Matar Cohen New York, NY Advertising Design Matar won a Best Advertising Campaign award by Spotify and received a full-page article
about her artistic achievements at a leading newspaper. She won Best App Concept Award
by the Media Design Club and published an article on a leading advertising agency’s
Estefania Garcia-Correa New York, NY International Trade and Marketing As president of the Latin American Student Association, Estefania organized the Latin
American Musical Celebration, which was supported by a grant from the FIT Diversity
Council. She was also the international London and Paris fashion week correspondent
for The Source magazine.
Emilee Koss Clarence Center, NY Textile/Surface Design Emilee re-instated the Textile and Surface Design Club, served as its president for
the past two years. She won the Textile/Surface Design Adobe Illustrator class competition,
and her designs will be printed and sold in The City Quilter’s Shop.
Elizabeth Pulos Brooklyn, NY International Trade and Marketing Elizabeth was awarded three International Trade and Marketing Scholarships. She served
as president of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Club, and she co-authored
the Open SUNY Textbook Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: CSR in the Global Economy.
Wen Zhao Hurstville, NSW, Australia Textile Development and Marketing Wen served as president of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
at FIT. She won the 2015 YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Competition. She served as
a member of the 2013 Future Retail Challenge Student Competition at the World Retail
Congress in Paris.
Monike Bartley-Williams, from Thornton Heath, Surrey in the United Kingdom, is graduating from FIT in May
with a BS degree in Production Management in Fashion Related Industries. A FIT Production
Management Club VP, Ms. Bartley-Williams maintains a GPA of 3.5. Some of Ms. Bartley-Williams
many co-curricular achievements include serving as a Senior Resident Assistant and
also as Manager of Films for the FIT Student Association.
Jaime Duncan, from Massapequa, NY, is graduating from FIT in May with a BS degree in Fashion Merchandising
Management. Ms. Duncan maintains a GPA of 3.83 and was the recipient of the Barnes
and Noble “Pursue Your Passion” Grant for organizing a volunteer mural painting project
at the American Hospital of Paris in June-July 2012. Some of Ms. Duncan’s many co-curricular
achievements include winning the Retail Futures Challenge at the World Retail Congress
held in Paris in October 2013 and participating in the London Internship Program in
Hyuna (Helen) Na, from Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, is graduating from FIT in May with a BFA degree in
Packaging Design. Co-President of the Packaging Design Club, Ms. Na maintains a GPA
of 3.78. Some of Ms. Na’s many co-curricular achievements include serving as Treasurer
of the FIT Student Association Executive Board and as a FIT Resident Assistant.
Elizabeth Halberstadt, from Indianapolis, IN, is graduating from FIT in May with a BFA degree in Fabric
Styling. Having also completed three minors at FIT in English, Film Studies, and Art
History, Ms. Halberstadt maintains a GPA of 3.69 and was the recipient of the Barnes
and Noble’s “Pursue Your Passion” Grant for teaching English in Crete. Some of Ms.
Halberstadt’s many co-curricular achievements include contributing writing and research
reports to Stylesight, a trend forecasting agency.
Fernanda DeSouza, from Bethpage, NY, is graduating from FIT in May with a BS degree in Advertising
and Marketing Communications. Editor-in-Chief of W27, FIT’s student-run newspaper,
Ms. DeSouza maintains a GPA of 3.71. Some of Ms. DeSouza’s many co-curricular achievements
include serving as captain of FIT’s women’s tennis team, and authoring a 100-page
novella along with three 20-page short stories during a semester-long independent
Zara Khalid, from Scarsdale, NY, is graduating from FIT in May with a BS degree in Advertising
and Marketing Communications. A Baker and NYS Diversity Scholarship recipient, Ms.
Khalid maintains a GPA of 3.46. Some of Ms. Khalid’s many co-curricular achievements
include serving as a Student Ambassador and Resident Assistant at FIT, along with
co-founding and serving as Editor-at-Large for Student’s Blog Magazine (Pakistan).
Sanya Khanna, from Natick, MA, graduated from FIT in December 2013 with a BS degree in Advertising
and Marketing Communications. Having served as the first Vice President of FIT’s Technology
Student Association, Ms. Khanna maintained a GPA of 3.89. Some of Ms. Khanna’s many
co-curricular achievements have included regular volunteer work at New York KEEN (Kids
Enjoy Exercise Now) and serving as Co-Founder, President, and Treasurer of FIT’s Multicultural
Association of South Asians Living in America Club.