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.

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
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.

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 : Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Leilani Angel

Adjunct Fashion Instructor

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.

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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Frania Flores : Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Frania Flores

Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Email: fflores@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext.5144
Allison Andrews : Fashion Adjunct Internship Instructor

Allison Andrews

Fashion Adjunct Internship Instructor

Email: acanter@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext.5557

 

Allison Andrews
Founder and Director of Fashion Week San Diego

Allison Andrews is founder and director of Fashion Week San Diego® (FSWD), president of APA Business Consulting and executive director of FAB Authority. As well as a professor at Palomar College in the fashion department. A passionate entrepreneur, Andrews founded FSWD in 2007, growing the year-long event to become one of the biggest and most prominent Southern California events, and the only bi-national Fashion Week in the world. Prior to launching FWSD, Andrews founded APA Business Consulting, a consulting firm that supports startups and entrepreneurs with business, brand development, marketing and sales strategies. She started the company in 2005, at the age of 20. In 2015, she also launched the FAB Authority, a non-for-profit organization, providing resources and events for emerging artists, designers and beauty industry professionals. Andrews’ passion for helping and empowering others is apparent in all that she touches. In addition to her full-time commitments with FWSD, APA Business Consulting and the FAB Authority, Andrews is an active community member, sitting on the board of several not-for-profit organizations and donating her time to support others. She serves as a Board member and longtime volunteer for Rancho Coastal Humane Society (13 years), and is a volunteer and donor for Love on a Leash pet therapy and sits on the advisory panel of Vanguard Culture as well as the advisory panel for the Palomar Fashion College. A recognized and respected industry thought leader, Andrews speaks frequently at various San Diego events, led by professional organizations, as well as local colleges, graduations, networking events, seminars and other fashion events. In 2013, she was selected as a finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards. This is among the over 50+ recognitions and awards she has for her work. Andrews holds an Associate of Arts degree in Merchandise Marketing from Fashion
Institute of Design and Merchandising and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from National University. When she isn’t busy growing FWSD and propelling fashion careers, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and nine rescue animals in the coastal town of Encinitas, Calif.

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
Chetna Bhatt : Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Chetna Bhatt

Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Email: cbhatt@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5401
Monti Ladd : Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Monti Ladd

Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Email: mladd@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5842
Yoon Bahar : Adjunct Fashion Instructor

Yoon Bahar

Adjunct Fashion Instructor

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.