Melissa Ewart is a student from the Chicago area studying Fashion Design at the College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, as well as minoring in Marketing. She recently returned from a semester studying abroad at the London College of Fashion. Her most recent internship was with Mara Hoffman, a sustainable designer ready-to-wear brand, where she worked with the Design, Tech Design, and Production teams. Prior to that, she held a position working as an Apparel Design Intern at Under Armour in Baltimore. She has also had the opportunity to complete a Design internship in Private Label for LF Americas, where she designed into knit tops, woven tops, and bottoms for many private label brands. She has also completed a Product Development internship with White House | Black Market in the CAD and Sweaters department, as well as an internship with acclaimed Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto, at her brand M2057. She has been interested in Fashion Design since she began to take courses at her high school in her sophomore year. She also has a strong interest in environmentally and socially responsible design, volunteer service, and fashion journalism. She also likes to involve herself on campus as a member of organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega and Design for America, and is a Founder and President of UC Fashion Design Coalition.