Gloria mastered the art of second-hand shopping long before thrifty became chic. Learning to reuse and repurpose things was as much a skill as it was a virtue. Gloria was only three-years-old when she and her parents immigrated from Bulgaria to the United States, where they started to build a new life in pursuit of the American Dream. As a young immigrant family with humble beginnings, they strived to be resourceful. Gloria learned to value her material possessions and appreciate that less is more, an adage that has helped shape her worldview and guided her as a science communicator and environmental advocate.
Gloria is a a digitally-savvy storyteller with a diverse background in strategic communications, public relations, and marketing. She's worked with organizations across sectors, advancing mission-driven work and increasing brand recognition for do-good businesses and nonprofits alike. A fashion-forward woman, Gloria is first to admit the multibillion dollar fashion industry has a long way to go in reducing its environmental footprint. She believes that high-end consignment is key to cultivating a more sustainable culture of shopping, one that values quality over quantity.