Sept 2011 – Dec 2013
I Founded The MIT Trashion Show in 2011
to raise awareness for sustainable practices. It invited MIT students and Boston area community members to design "high fashion pieces" out of recyclable items in order to challenge the ways people think about food and fashion.
In its first year, the show ran out of my freshman dorm's common room. At the time, we had only nine MIT student designers yet still drew a crowd of over 70. Over the following two years, the show quickly blossomed into a city-wide community event, drawing designers from the Boston School of Fashion and high-profile attendees like the mayor of Cambridge Henrietta Davis and EPA Scientist Regina Lyons.
Since my leaving the director position, the show has continued to flourish under student leadership and become a community staple for showcasing ingenuity, promoting sustainable lifestyle practices, and generating thought-provoking discussions about consumption.