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Rachel Francois

Rachel Francois

Academic Advisor

Parsons School of Design

Fashion Scholar

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Parsons School of Design

Academic Advisor

• Advise 280+ undergraduate students' academic performance toward completion of Strategic Design & Management, BBA degree
• Provide support to students with regard to university transitional issues such as time management, study skills, internship and career interests
• Develop, market and facilitate programming initiatives for new and continuing student orientation, semester registration and areas of concentrated study

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Freelance

Fashion Stylist Assistant and Project Coordinator

• Manage scheduling for creative team of fashion stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists and set photographers
• Support creative direction and treatment of magazine, television shoots, and red carpet appearances
• Prepare digital and print mood and story boards for projects’ conceptual development
• Secure and grow contacts with domestic and global fashion showrooms, design houses, public relations
• Maintain fashion closet and social media presence of head stylist

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VIBE Media | Access Network

Editorial Intern

• Served as fashion director for VIBE’s intern magazine publication
• Pitched and published original story copies for VIBE.com and VIBEVixen.com to increase SEO
• Conducted and transcribed celebrity/talent interviews
• Sourced and aggregated daily current and breaking news about music, fashion, lifestyle, sports and technology

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Fashion Snoops

Trend Forecasting Intern

• Located trends via street style, global fashion retail, “It Girls”, blogs, music and other realms of popular culture as visual and mood inspiration for client brands
• Complied runway and tradeshow presentation images into specific trend categories for online subscribers
• Researched visual and material sources for seasonal market trend reports such as Magic

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modaCYCLE.com

Fashion Writer

• Published Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer fashion collection reviews for an online art and design audience
• Attended and accessed backstage for interviews of Mercedes –Benz New York Fashion Week designers

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Bronx Institute - GEAR UP

Project Associate

• Organized and supervised a team of educational practitioners in the instruction of math, science, technology and social arts enriched academic programs for 400+ Bronx high school students
• Developed syllabi for academic enrichment in-and after-school workshops to enrich the college preparatory experience of students
• Designed and coordinated early college awareness workshops and events for families

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Parsons School of Design

Master of Arts (M.A.), Fashion Studies

Bryn Mawr College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology