2017-2018 RLG Board

Fareen Ahmed | Co-President

Hometown: Toronto, CA

Job Before CBS: Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group

Internships at CBS: Global Pricing Strategy Intern at lululemon athletica, Yumi Kim, Strategy Intern at Gap Inc. (Gap brand)

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Louis Vuitton

Interested in R&LG because: I can personally relate to the insights and recommendations of my work as a customer

Favorite thing about CBS: The diverse, fun, and talented group of students I’m surrounded by every day, and the unique exposure RLG has to companies in New York and abroad!

Marta Cuenca Ruiz | Co-President

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Job Before CBS: Consultant at McKinsey & Company

Internships at CBS: Planning and Merchandising at Bally, Senior Product Manager at Amazon Fashion

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Yoox/Net-a-Porter

Interested in R&LG because: I am excited about all the innovation happening that will revolutionize the way we shop

Favorite thing about CBS: If I move past the obvious (e.g., the people), I would highlight the parties organized by the Latin American Club!


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Anastasia Nairne | VP of Events

Hometown: Toronto, CA

Job Before CBS: Marketing Manager at Net-a-Porter.com

Internships at CBS: Mansur Gavriel

Favorite Brand or Retailer: n/a

Interested in R&LG because: It’s a challenging and dynamic industry – one that must continue to evolve to meet the needs of the consumer

Favorite thing about CBS:  The sense of community

Michelle Persad  | VP of Events

Hometown: Toronto, CA

Job Before CBS: Fashion Editor at The Huffington Post

Internships at CBS: Global Consumer Engagement at Estée Lauder

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Gucci for fashion, La Mer for beauty

Interested in R&LG because: It’s constantly changing and evolving

Favorite thing about CBS: All the amazing, diverse, brilliant and hilarious people I’ve met


Danielle Bukiet | VP of Careers

Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Job Before CBS:  Senior Omni Assistant Buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th

Internships at CBS:  Business Development and Strategy at Shoptiques.com, Digital Business Strategy at Sprinklr

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Chanel

Interested in R&LG because: I am passionate about luxury products and brand innovation

Favorite thing about CBS: Meeting a diverse group of smart, creative and interesting people

Lauren O'Meara | VP of Admissions and Outreach

Hometown: Donegal, Ireland

Job Before CBS: Actuarial Consultant

Internships at CBS: Trigère, Milan

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Chanel or Dior

Interested in R&LG because: I like that the industry is constantly evolving and that nothing stays the same for very long- whether it’s fashion trends, how or where people shop, what influences consumers to buy, etc.

Favorite thing about CBS: Meeting people from all over the world!


Jillian Wang | VP of Conference

Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

Job Before CBS:  Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, Retail Practice

Internships at CBS:  Product Development and Consumer Insights at Away Travel, Consumer and PE at Generation Equity Capital, Senior Product Manager at Amazon

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Amazon

Interested in R&LG because: I love the tangible, immediate impact you can make working in retail!

Favorite thing about CBS: Location – being in NYC has been essential for internships and visiting amazing companies

Gillian Windsor | VP of Conference

Hometown: Larchmont, NY

Job Before CBS:  Merchandising at Gap Inc. 

Internships at CBS:  Boston Consulting Croup

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Nike

Interested in R&LG because: It’s a tangible, fast-paced, and ever-changing industry that keeps you on your toes.

Favorite thing about CBS:  The people!


Lexi Hill | VP of Fashion Show

Hometown: Lafayette, CA

Job Before CBS:  Senior Brand Manager at Phenomenon Marketing

Internships at CBS:  Events and Marketing at Fendi

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Rick Owens

Interested in R&LG because: “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” - Miuccia Prada

Favorite thing about CBS:  The people!

Ashia Johnson | VP of Fashion Show

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Job Before CBS:  Business Analyst at ExxonMobil

Internships at CBS:  Corporate Retail Planning at Diane Von Furstenberg

Favorite Brand or Retailer: LVMH

Interested in R&LG because: Retailers have the ability to control and influence human behavior and have a big responsibility as it pertains to "cradle to cradle" production and both ideas motivate and fascinate me! 

Favorite thing about CBS:  Being able to learn from my peers in the classroom while having access to such a bustling and thriving city!  


Michelle Yeboah | VP of Alumni & Mentorship

Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland

Job Before CBS:  Account Executive at The Partners

Internships at CBS:  MBA Marketing Intern at L’Oréal

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Yves Saint Laurent

Interested in R&LG because: These products and services touch millions of consumers every day and impact the market with quality and innovation

Favorite thing about CBS:  The terrific community at CBS has made my MBA experience so unique

Allison Minogue | VP of Academics

Hometown: Manhasset, NY

Job Before CBS:  Account Specialist at The NPD Group

Internships at CBS:  Strategy & Marketing at Thursday Boot Company, Senior Strategy Consultant Intern at IBM

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Nordstrom

Interested in R&LG because: The industry is going through a period of disruption and I am leveraging my time at CBS to learn how to help them navigate these changes

Favorite thing about CBS:  My classmates! Everyone is extremely ambitious, smart and down to earth


Maria Fillas | VP of Finance

Hometown: Hewlett Harbor, NY

Job Before CBS:  Associate Administrator, Office of the Director & CEO at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Internships at CBS:  Consultant at Pioneer Works, Special Projects, Private Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Rodarte

Interested in R&LG because: I value quality of form and function, from fashion to fine art

Favorite thing about CBS:  My incredible classmates, especially Cluster C’18

Kate Liang | VP of Marketing & Communications

Hometown: Greenwich, CT

Job Before CBS:  Consultant at OgilvyRED (Ogilvy & Mather)

Internships at CBS:  Marketing & E-Commerce at Anna Sheffield

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Yoox/Net-a-Porter

Interested in R&LG because: The industry is changing so quickly, and it effects everyone

Favorite thing about CBS:  Being in NYC with all these amazing people


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Danielle Narov | VP of EMBA

Hometown: New York, NY

Job Before CBS:  Associate Buyer for The Outnet, Yoox/Net-a-Porter Group

Internships at CBS:  None (EMBA)

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Yoox/Net-a-Porter 

Favorite thing about CBS:  The people! I have met so many talented and inspiring individuals at CBS

Alice Signori | VP of J-Term

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Job Before CBS:  Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company

Internships at CBS:  None (J-Term)

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Brunello Cucinelli

Interested in R&LG because: I would like to make a career switch to this industry since I am very passionate about it

Favorite thing about CBS:  the people!


Heather Li | VP of Treks

Hometown: Washington D.C.

Job Before CBS:  Corporate Finance at Booz Allen Hamilton

Internships at CBS:  Thursday Boots, Trigére, American Ballet Theatre, & Finance at Estée Lauder

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Apartment by the Line

Interested in R&LG because: I'm inspired by the storytelling and beautiful craftsmanship

Favorite thing about CBS:  Being in New York

Karen Fahmy | VP of Treks

Hometown: Dubai

Job Before CBS:  Strategy Associate at Teneo

Internships at CBS:  Program Manager at NYFTL, Operations & New Products at Uber

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Van Cleef & Arpels or Chanel

Interested in R&LG because: I am interested in the intersection of luxury goods and technology

Favorite thing about CBS:  Being in New York City


 

Jacklyn Temares | VP of Social

Hometown: Warren, NJ

Job Before CBS:  Public Relations Associate at Compass

Internships at CBS:  Marketing Intern at One Kings Lane

Favorite Brand or Retailer: Moda Operandi

Interested in R&LG because: Following the fashion industry's changing trends and news is my favorite extracurricular activity, and I'm looking forward to turning my passion into a career

Favorite thing about CBS:  My cluster and the incredible community here!