Our budding fashion designers are hard at work sketching concepts for a personal fashion line. Over the course of three weeks, students will transform their fashion sketches into actual garments (that they cut, sew, and fabricate themselves) to be worn on the runway at the EXPLO fashion show.
At community meeting, students enjoy informative skits from staff as well as a performance by storyteller and anthropologist Stokley Towles. Towles, a former EXPLO instructor, has performed at conventions, art spaces, bookstores and nightclubs in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, and is also a professor at Evergreen State College.
Aamer Khan, a portfolio manager and analyst at Eaton Vance Management, talks with students about investment banking and investment management. Khan has seventeen years experience in investment management and has previously taught at EXPLO for two summers, and has been an EXPLO board member since 2011.
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power video chats with students about foreign policy and international relations. Inspiring the crowd, she urges them to do good in small, manageable doses instead of trying to change the world at once.
Writer, director, producer, and Geekscape founder Jonathan London talks to students about storytelling and connecting with their audience. London was an EXPLO at Yale student years ago.
Adam, a rising sophomore, has dreams that are out of this world... literally. Hearing guest speaker and innovator Brian Hughes — an engineer and serial entrepreneur — talk on campus reaffirmed his own vision of colonizing Mars.
Brian Hughes Scholar in Residence
Brian Hughes, Chairman & Director of HBN Shoes, during a guest talk with the Industrial Design course