My name is Natalie Vaccaro and I’m studying Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in Brand Management and Marketing. I intend to graduate in December 2015. I currently work as a Sales Lead at Whalebone Surf Shop in Raleigh, where I've been able to enhance my swimwear, sportswear, and surf and skate knowledge. I grew up in Southern California so I've always been drawn to surf brands, but my job helped me realize I want pursue a career in the swimwear industry. I also have past experience in the retail and food industries and I have had two fashion-driven social media marketing internships that helped me gain insight on how brands position themselves in the media to create consumer awareness and drive sales. I formerly served as Meal Plan Coordinator and Homecoming Chair for Alpha Delta Pi, in which both positions increased my ability to plan events and coordinating details for a large group of people and operate efficiently under pressure. I'm a determined student, dedicated worker, and reliable person. I'm open-minded which allows me to work well with others and seek out new opportunities. My interests include traveling, sewing, reading, and partaking in creative endeavors.