My name is Elizabeth Nicole Rodriguez, but everyone calls me Liz. I am a senior Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing Major at Johnson & Wales University, Denver. I was initially intrigued by fashion because of how much of an impact one’s image can have on the rest of the world.

It is the first thing everyone sees and can often be the determining factor in many important decisions others may make about you. Fashion is also the one thing everyone uses to express their personalities and emotions every day, whether they realize it or not. It just amazes me how much of an impact fashion really has on everything and everyone around.

I also enjoy hiking and taking adventures around beautiful Colorado, running, yoga, taking pictures, painting and spending time making memories with friends. Some of my favorite things include gelato, Starbucks and my camera. My goal in the fashion industry is to make manufacturing and producing of fashion more environmentally sustainable, and responsibly produced.