April Alley Profile

Photo of April AlleyApril Alley

Apparel, Merchandising, Design, & Textile Masters Student
april.alley@wsu.edu

Educational Background:

A.B.A. in Business Administration, Clark College, Vancouver, WA.
B.A. in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textile, Washington State University.

Thesis:

Cost-effective, sustainable, and ethical apparel manufacturing and production.

Background:

Alley is currently enrolled at Washington State University as a graduate student in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textile with a focus in corporate social responsible. She achieved her goal of getting a Bachelor of Arts degree in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles and obtaining a global leadership certificate. Her passion and goal in life is to help people by using the apparel industry to improve the lives of others. She wants to use the apparel industry to connect companies and people together in communities around the United States and around the world. She would do this by encouraging the the growth of cultural understanding, the fundamentals of sustainability, and the importance of ethical practices. She feels that corporate social responsibility is important for every business. Alley grew up partly in Northern California and partly in Vancouver, Washington, allowing her to experience a variety of different cultures and social dynamics. She is currently creating a company with her business partner who also graduated with an M.S. in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textile to provide a sustainable and customizable online apparel service with options such as apparel renting, traditional Indian garments, and Western influenced Indian garments primarily to the United States, Canada, and India. Future goals for their business include 3D body scanning and A.I. consumer assistant tools.

Awards/Scholarships:

  • 2019, Virginia “Ginger” Scobie Memorial Scholarship, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • 2019, Don & Mary Ann Parachini Scholarshop, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Organizations:

  • 2018-2019, Treasurer of AMDT Graduate Student Association.

Exhibitions:

  • Alley, A. & Son, J. (March, 2019). Content Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility Communication Via Social Media: A Study Within the Apparel Industry. GPSA Research Exposition, Pullman, WA.