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I Found My Niche at Pratt Institute

Sara, a young woman with tan skin and brown curly hair, takes a selfie outside. Behind her is a bamboo fence and a few trees. She wears a white tarot card t-shirt.

Student Name: Sara

School: Pratt Institute

Major: Fashion Design

“Hi y’all! My name is Sara (she/her/hers) and I’m a fashion design major, minoring in sustainability and social justice, starting my sophomore year at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. I’m originally from⁠
Austin, TX and I have absolutely loved my classes at Pratt and New York City itself.⁠

I went to an arts-focused high school and was surrounded by creative people, but I was still one of the only people interested in fashion. Because of this, I advanced quickly and there wasn’t a lot to compare myself to – in either a constructive or negative way. Going to Pratt and being surrounded by other people who are also focused on fashion has been such a nice addition to my creative community. Seeing how other people work and what they create has been enlightening and inspiring.⁠

I’ve learned more about more niche parts of the fashion industry and which ones I’m best at, as well as how to combine my other interests (sustainability and social justice) into a plan for my future. I definitely have a lot to figure out still, but my professors have been very helpful with the advice and instruction they’ve given me. While at Pratt I’ve been able to engage in student leadership by becoming the Chair for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. I’ve also been an active member of the school community by serving as Vice President for Latinx Student Alliance my freshman year and becoming President for the upcoming years.”⁠ – @sara_yost

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