Years of mood-boarding and flipping through fashion magazines throughout my youth prompted me to start a blog, Styles of Sarah: Heart and Seoul (stylesofsarah.com), using the blog name and tagline to allude to my journey with fashion and identity as a Korean adoptee. I also enjoy running and listening to classic rock – both of which teach me to embrace adventure and tune into my surroundings.
Optimistic and upbeat, I find myself at my best wearing statement jewelry and sporting a crisp winged-eye as I look to the next chapter in, hopefully, New York City.
Selected as a Women@Dior ’21 Program Mentee and a summer ’21 buying-office intern at Kohl’s, I create a career path around the intersection of analytics and apparel. Learning about the importance of purpose through my summer ’20 internship with Suitably, a DTC womenswear startup, I sought out to pursue the luxury industry for how apparel helps us celebrate heroic stories, using my merchandising and buying-related experiences to create a path as a future retail analyst at a luxury fashion house. Currently, I’m a spring ’21 intern at SouthHaus, a B2B startup offering strategy development services, where I exercise my curiosity and strike a balance of idea-generating with breaking down the big picture into meaningful observations. Looking to connect legacy artisan with continuous innovation, I look to data analytics to develop sustainable solutions.
At the University of Delaware, I operate the website for UDRESS Magazine (udressmag.com), and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta international sorority, I admire alumna Tory Burch and happily volunteer to be pied in the face at philanthropic events. Former roles include the spring ’20 university ambassador for Fashion Revolution USA, a nonprofit advocating for transparency in the apparel industry, and previous NRF Foundation 2019-2020 Student Ambassador (summer ’20 internship at Centric Brands, Inc. in New York City rescinded in response to COVID-19).
Achievements include the Rising Star Scholarship from the National Retail Federation Foundation, Outstanding Student of French ’19-’20 Award from the Department of Languages at the University of Delaware, Top-8 (out of 650-plus applicants) Finalist Award from the Fashion Scholarship Fund, and Selected attendee (one of 500 out of 1000-plus applicants) to attend the Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition ’20 Summit.
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