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Fashion & Luxury Council

Get exclusive access to experts and build your luxury & retail network

Set yourself apart with the latest insights from industry leaders, including alumni mentors, and get real-time learning through experiential projects with top brands. 

Luxury & Retail Partners

Students gain access to a group of institutions, companies and brands in the luxury and retail sectors which support student experiences, experiential learning and other initiatives that invest into the future of their industry.

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Luxury & Retail Council

Experienced professionals wishing to participate in mentoring the next generation are invited to join the council and support student engagement opportunities and 1:1 mentorships, contributing to overall student success and program longevity.

  • Lynn Emmolo, Global Beauty Executive, ex-Rodan + Fields
  • Eve Gabaix, Marketing Executive, Fondation du Patrimoine
  • Diana Grasso, VP, Westfield World Trade Center
  • Stephanie Horton, Global Consumer Marketing, Google
  • Jen Kasper, Retail Leader, ex-LVMH
  • David Meir Sasson, CEO KindThread
  • Catherine Nekavand, Performance & Growth, AlixPartners
  • Sam Romanoff, High Jewelry Expert, Romanoff Consulting
  • Jonathon Stella, Beauty Executive, L’Oréal

Luxury & Retail Alumni in Residence

Exclusively for NYU Stern‘s Luxury & Retail MBA students, the Luxury & Retail Alumni in Residence offers the opportunity for program alumni, with significant professional experience, to support current students and remain engaged with the Luxury & Retail program. Alumni in Residence is an ideal way to highlight the successes of program alumni and offer important insights into the industry. Alumni in Residence hold office hours every week, allowing students to ask questions about real-world experience after the program.

  • Julia Hsueh, BA '05
  • Artie Byrne, MBA '12
  • Somi Downey, MBA '13
  • Kay Schneider (Fofana), MBA '14
  • Erin Aarsvold Taha, MBA '14
  • Liz Batsche, MBA '14
  • Katey Hassan, MBA '14
  • Ryan Day Castle, MBA '15
  • Isabel Lagdameo-Murphy, MBA '15
  • Becky Abtalion, MBA '16
  • Ellie Lee, MBA '17
  • Alex Greifeld, MBA '18
  • Allison Hung, MBA ‘18
  • Farah Karim, MBA '18
  • Dalia Shteinhauz, MBA ‘18
  • Allison Kantor, MBA '19
  • Shaun Desiderio, MBA '20
  • Chris Franzetti, MBA '20
  • Emily Blumhardt, MBA ‘20
  • Lara Fredericks, MBA '22
  • Samyak Jain, MBA '22

Industry Insights

NYU Stern's Luxury & Retail Council

Past and present members of our Luxury & Retail Council discuss the value of a focused MBA and how our students are uniquely positioned.