Faculty & Staff Overview

Rita Campo Griggs : Associate Professor & Advisory, Fashion Department

Rita Campo Griggs

Associate Professor & Advisory, Fashion Department

Email: Rcampogriggs@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 2347

Department Director and Instructor, Rita Campo Griggs, has more than twenty years of experience in the fashion industry. Rita is a graduate of San Diego State University. She has worked as a Visual Merchandise Director, a Corporate Fashion Stylist, and a Marketing Director. She has orchestrated hundreds of fashion shows for brand name designers such as Bill Blass, Liz Claiborne, and Calvin Klein. She combines her industry and academic expertise to give her students a memorable and practical learning experience.

Anna Marie Phillips : Fashion 135 Basic Sewing Instructor, Fall 2017

Anna Marie Phillips

Fashion 135 Basic Sewing Instructor, Fall 2017

Email: Aphillips@palomar.edu
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James Hebert : Fashion 139 Patternmaking Instructor, Fall 2017

James Hebert

Fashion 139 Patternmaking Instructor, Fall 2017

Email: Jhebert@palomar.edu
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James is a graduate from FIT NYC and has worked in the fashion industry for both the fashion apparel & outdoor gear industries. He has designed everything from technical hiking backpacks, to surf trunks, to prom dresses. While working as an apprentice to Connie Crawford, he also helped with updating illustrations within her textbooks used in the top fashion design classrooms around the nation. He has been an instructor in our Palomar fashion program for over 10 years, teaching students in our sewing, pattern-making, draping, illustration and digital design classes.

Leilani Angel :

Leilani Angel

Email: langel@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5542

Leilani Angel, has over 20 years of experience in the fashion, beauty and modeling industries. Her degrees in Fashion Business and Merchandising combined with her successful career as a model led to the formation of Style Sorbet, a boutique agency specializing in model development workshops, event production, promotional strategies, fashion merchandising, and image consulting workshops. Leilani has worked in New York, London, Paris, Honolulu, San Diego and Los Angeles both on the runway and behind the scenes with international fashion designers including Dame Zandra Rhodes. Leilani has taken her diverse industry experience and created a variety of development workshops designed to cultivate confidence for aspiring artists in the community. She consistently offers a sophisticated and fashion-forward style to each project with exceptional attention to detail. Her creative and efficient planning stems from her training with the Fashion Textile Museum in the UK. She has been an active participant in various fashion week events around the world. Leilani has always considered herself to be ethical fashionista as she has a deep love of the fashion industry and a deep love of animals, and our planet. After several years of working with socially responsible brands and designers, she made the decision to expand Style Sorbet into the ethical fashion and ethical beauty arena by way of a curated online boutique and a mindful blog. Style Sorbet continues to collaborate with artists within the community on special projects that support the ethical fashion and ethical beauty industries. By collectively working together she believes that we can make our world a better place for future generations to enjoy.

Marcia Roberts : Fashion 137 Tailoring Instructor, Fall 2017

Marcia Roberts

Fashion 137 Tailoring Instructor, Fall 2017

Email: Mroberts@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5092

My love of fashion and design started before high school. In college I knew I wanted to study and work in the fashion industry and decided to combine my love of fashion with my love of teaching. Once I began teaching, I continued to study design and construction by taking classes from some of the best sewests and publishers in the industry. This pursuit of knowledge has never dwindled and I will continue to research and study design throughout my career. I have been teaching design and construction at Palomar College for over 10 years.

Nancy Galli : Fashion 130 History of Fashion/Costume Instructor, Fall 2017

Nancy Galli

Fashion 130 History of Fashion/Costume Instructor, Fall 2017

Email: Ngalli@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5308
Rachael Libolt : Fashion 100, Fashion Industry Instructor, Fall 2017

Rachael Libolt

Fashion 100, Fashion Industry Instructor, Fall 2017

Email: Rlibolt@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5553
Yoon Bahar :

Yoon Bahar

Email: Ybahar@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5050

Yoon Bahar, has worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years and has held numerous positions at international companies. She worked as a wedding dress designer, merchandise planner, fashion marketing researcher, interpreter in the fashion industry, and fashion design consultant. Her research and creative activity interests include fabric manipulation, textile dyes, apparel design, and digital design for apparel and textiles. As an instructor, she is committed to engaging and motivating students from various perspectives and encouraging them to become independent and creative learner with continuously improving the quality of their education.