When I was given the opportunity to participate in the 2016-2017 Kenan Fellows program I was ecstatic. I have a passionate interest in textiles & apparel and was very excited about participating in the wearable devices cohort. What I hope to gain from my wearable devices fellowship is insight on what the future holds for fashion. I’m excited about advancements in fitness/health related wearable devices and want to be knowledgeable about the cutting edge technology. I also hope to gain the expertise to implement what I’ve learned in the my classroom. I want my fashion merchandising students especially to visualize the idea of fashion apparel and fashion related careers outside of the norm. I am looking to earn my doctorate in a textile & apparel related field of study and I know my experience participating as a Kenan Fellow would be beneficial to my objective. I am excited and honored to be a Kenan Fellow and will use this opportunity to network and acquire educational knowledge and resources for my students and school.