My name is Caitlin Conte and I am a TMD Senior at URI. I currently work for Nordstrom Rack at the Warwick Mall in the Apparel Department. I have loved fashion ever since I was little, and I was so excited to get the chance to work for Nordstrom three years ago. I have worked in the “Full-Line” Nordstrom at the Providence Place Mall as well, before going to the Rack. It has always been my favorite store. My interests in fashion are geared toward the business side of things, so I am hoping to become a buyer one day. I’ve always had a strong skill for math, and I am currently taking TMD 332 (Retail Buying) with Professor Leys and I enjoy it. By taking this class, I am hoping to learn more about fashion theories and how they relate to the field that I am in now, especially with merchandising.