2009 was the year of my Senior Collection at Cazenovia College. The presentation was given to my class, the younger students and faculty, and a panel of professionals within the industry including the president of Tommy Hilfiger at the time, Betsy. Unlike my fellow graduating class, I had taken the past semester to study abroad while they diligently worked on their own collections. While I learned a lot during my stay at Canterbury, England, I had missed out on free luxury materials donated by a benefactor. When I arrived back in the US I spend the following semester working from home, as my senior collection class was the only credits I had left.