June Yang-Gungsing '13
Major/minor: Apparel design/studio art
Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Publicity coordinator for the St. Kate’s Activities Team (SKAT), which organizes activities for students.
"My internship — as an assistant to the costume designer at the Minnesota Children’s Museum — is teaching me skills I will use in my career."
Strangest job at the museum:
Repairing a stuffed spider that kids had torn while playing.
“I'm learning to use state-of-the-art equipment that will help me in my apparel design career. And I am learning how to make things durable so they can withstand active children.”
“I’d like to be part of a design team. Someday I’d like to design for women who are petite like me and have trouble finding their exact size.”
Most exciting apparel design assignment:
“I have to take an existing garment and give it a new life. I am looking forward to using an old dress of my mother’s with a pattern I like to make a really cute skirt and jacket.”
Why the liberal arts matter:
“It will prepare me to have an open mind when I pursue my future career. ‘The Reflective Woman’ course at St. Kate's has helped me think outside the box and be aware of social issues. When I make a piece of clothing I have to decide who I want to buy it. I am aware that a lot of people can’t afford new clothing so there are social justice questions that affect apparel design.”