I am a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where I studied and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising. My education has provided me with opportunity to gain experiences in different venues of fashion merchandising which has enabled me to grasp concepts in all aspects of the merchandising field. I am currently a visual merchandiser with Lakeshore Learning Materials where I create visual sets as well as run and maintain sales. I work directly with the buying team to select product assortment for retail stores. I also have experience in the retail fashion industry as I was in retail management with Vans for six years. These combined experiences have allowed me to master visual merchandising concepts which include the mathematical concepts, product development, color and trend analysis, and customer buying habits. Working full-time in my current position has assisted me in learning how to manage time and develop organizational proficiency. My communication skills are exercised daily, which helps in building strong relationships with my employees and my clients.