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Lily Moffet '17

She/Her/Hers

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West Hollywood, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Psychology/Sociology

Current Company:

Savage X Fenty

Current Position:

Sr. Retoucher

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha, Planned Parenthood Club, Dance Team, Dance Pro, Hiking Club

Secondary Schooling:

N/A

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Vegan Sushirritos!

Best Oxy Class:

Psychology of Gender

Groups I Identify With:

anyone wanting help getting into the fashion/creative industries coming from a liberal arts background

Bio:

I've wanted to work in the photo industry for as long as I can remember. I started out as a part-time assistant for an entertainment photographer during college, signed with a creative agency post-grad, and am now full-time working for Savage X Fenty.

Career Advice:

For creative industries in particular, success is largely about connections. Always make a great first impression, and be yourself! Don't be afraid to reach out to people whose work you love - see if there is anything you can do for them to get your foot in the door.

Don't show up to an interview wearing an ill-fitting suit from a parents' closet (a mistake I made). Wear something that's an extension of your personality that makes you feel confident and powerful. If you're uncomfortable in what you're wearing, it will show.

It's always a good idea to send out small gifts to anyone you've worked with during the holidays. A small gesture goes a long way and really makes you stand out. Google the psychological principle of reciprocity - it really works :)

And of course, always put in 150%!