2016 Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Winner: Aubry Stitt, University of Arizona

Major: Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Graduation: May 2016

What drew you to pursuing a career in fashion? My interest in fashion began in high school when I took a fashion merchandising course through the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, AZ. This course immersed me in the business of fashion as well as the design and construction of garments. My experience here launched me to pursue my current study of retailing, and contributing my sewing skills to our costume department at the university.

Fashion aside, how do you enjoy spending your free time?  Outside of my studies, I enjoy being active and spending time outdoors running, hiking, or camping. I also enjoy traveling and would love spend more time abroad, whether in my career or on my own time.

Where do you hope to see yourself after graduation in May? After graduation, I would love to find a career that will blend both the analytical and creative sides of my education!