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Aanchal Jiwrajka

Aanchal is a fashion professional with experience that spans from established magazines such as VOGUE India to e-commerce startups such as Moda Operandi. Growing up in different parts of India and Indonesia, Aanchal earned a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design in Mumbai, India and then went on to pursue her dreams in New York City at Parsons School of Design. …

Adelle McElveen

Adelle McElveen is a technologist, fashion theorist, and style blogger. Her interests and areas of expertise include fashion tech startups — how they can improve the way people understand, relate to, and use fashion in their everyday lives; and bloggers/influencers — both the realities of the labor of fashion blogging and the current and future impact of bloggers on the …

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Alice Ho

Alice Ho is the co-founder of Yan Artisans, a production and craftsmanship focused artisan hub and incubator. She is passionate about innovation, sustainability and productivity. Born into a family of entrepreneurs in the textile and apparel industry, Alice has had experience in the fashion industry supply chain, production, manufacturing, sourcing, marketing, sales and management. She hopes to disrupt the conventional …

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Alonso Castro

I was born in Lima, Peru and migrated to the U.S for college. Then, worked for three and a half years before pursuing a MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons. I am currently working as a Design and Technology bootcamp professor, teaching assistant and a laser machine technician at Parsons besides working with as a design studio assistant for …

Gabi Steele

Gabi Steele has been working with XRC Labs since October 2015 and recently completed her Masters of Science in Data Visualization from Parsons School of Design. She is a designer and strategist focused on helping companies develop purposeful, data driven and consumer conscious designs. She holds a BFA honors degree and has worked extensively within the realms of graphic design, …

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Isata Yansaneh

Isata Yansaneh is a design strategy and marketing professional with experience in the publishing and consumer goods industries. As a recent graduate of the MS in Strategic Design and Management program at Parsons and a BA in Economics from Spelman College, Isata enjoys employing both an analytical, creative and multidisciplinary rigor to business problem solving. Her design strategy work has …

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Jasmine S. Young

Jasmine S. Young is currently the Logistics and Accounts Manager at Hood by Air, and previously worked with brands such as Refinery29. Jasmine is a co-founder of the Fashion and Diversity Series at Parsons, and is a graduate of Parsons’ MA Fashion Studies program. Her research at Parsons titled The Future Business of Fashion, focused on ways emerging fashion brands may build alternative business …

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Jeffrey Park

Jeffrey is a Designer with experience in product design, wearable technology, and user experience research. He is enrolled in Parson’s MS of Strategic Design & Management Program and concurrently working at VSP Global, where he was a key contributor in establishing the Innovation Lab, “The Shop”. During his time at VSP, Jeffrey has contributed to high profile projects with Google, …

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Kalina Yingnan Deng

Kalina Yingnan Deng is a mixed media visual arts storyteller, public scholarship practitioner, and human capital strategist. Kalina holds a B.A. in Philosophy cum laude from Wellesley College and conducted her senior year research in organizational citizenship behavior at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. A published author and conference presenter, she has also shown her artwork at the Davis Museum …

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Kapil Kaul

Kapil is currently pursuing his MS in Strategic Design and Management program at Parsons. He brings a unique combination of an analytical mind and creative outlook to XRC labs. Kapil holds a Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering and has had a decade plus consulting career spanning Marketing and PR, Training & Development, and Change Management. He has worked on projects …