Cohort Spring 2016 - Ethics of Clothing

Spring 2016 Cohort - The Ethics of Clothing
Clothing is one of the few necessities in life; functioning as both protector from the elements, as well as a shield of modesty. Although it takes little to meet these basic needs, the fashion industry takes clothing from a necessity, to a desire. With the ever-growing clothing industry, companies have a longing to keep purchase price low and meet high fashion demands, driving production into various developing nations across the globe. The combination of low wage workers, sweatshop environments, and lacking quality leaves many unanswered ethical questions. This year’s Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars will work to analyze the forces pushing ethical decision making and purchasing choices. 

  • Serena Newhall

    Serena Newhall

    Serena Newhall has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Colorado. She is currently pursuing the remainder of her Master of Business Administration at Kennesaw State University, where she is a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow. Her first position after receiving her undergraduate degree was as a Small Enterprise Development Volunteer with the Unites States Peace Corps in Kenya. She returned to the United States after her 27-month assignment and began her career in community development and program management while working for the Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service and later with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname.

    Serena has lived in six countries on four continents, and her interests in intercultural communication, international and community development and non-profit management reflect her many years studying, living and working overseas in the Americas, Europe and Africa. As part of her fellowship at Kennesaw State University, she currently works as a program manager for CIFAL Atlanta, an international training center for government authorities and civil society leaders, which is an arm of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

  • Ebru Pinar

    Ebru Pinar

     Ebru is from Turkey. She is an international undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University. She is a junior, Psychology major and Statistics minor at KSU. Her career goal is to attend to a PhD program in the field of Psychology. She was a non-grade Turkish class instructor, which had 3 credits, for a year in KSU. She is currently working at Transfer and Adult Admission Services at KSU as a student advisor. She has been the president of Turkish Students Association, secretary in Wise Owl Association, member of International Students Association, and NSCS (The National Society of Collegiate Scholars).

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  • Alicia Whittle

    Alicia Whittle

    Alicia has recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Communication, with a concentration in Organization. In addition, she has also received a Leadership Certificate to accompany her degree. Alicia is a former Student-Athlete here at KSU and participated on the Women’s Track and Field team. She specialized in the sprints and currently holds eight KSU track and field records, which include the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 100-meter dash, and the 400-meter. Academically, she has been on the President's List for the past three years, a 3-Time NCAA Academic All-American, a KSU Owls of Excellence selection (2014), a Peach of an Athlete Role Model Nominee for 2015, and a recipient of the John McLendon Postgraduate Scholarship. Alicia has been accepted into the Integrated Global Communication program here at KSU. Her future plans are to work with an international company or organization as a part of its communication and marketing team.

  • Zachary Harris

    Zachary Harris

    Zachary is a fourth year Political Science major at Kennesaw State University. In addition, he has been or currently is heavily involved in many organizations on campus such as TEDxKennesawStateUniversity, Center for Student Leadership, Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, University College, and the KSU Political Science Department. While at Kennesaw State University, Zach has received the honor of Dean's List and President's List for his academic performance. He has also been nominated for KSU Student of the Year Award and part of a team nominated for KSU Student Organization of the Year. His future aspirations include going to University of Georgia for graduate school with the intention of gaining a Masters in Public Administration. Zach strives to live up to the motto said by Jim Rohn, which is "Live a Life Worth Living."

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