Editor in Chief
Fashion is powerful; it is the intersection of art, language, history, culture, expression, and so much more. Our clothes allow us to communicate without words, and provide an artistic outlet for every person on a daily basis, whether they like it or not. Personally, it is my constant source of happiness, and I can’t think of a better way to devote my time than to this magazine. I hope that through marque, we can spread the message of positivity through expression and foster a sense of true community where individuality and self expression can thrive, and are encouraged emphatically.
La beauté commence au moment où tu décides d’être toi-même; beauty begins when you decide to be yourself – Coco Chanel.
I studied photography in high school and have always been passionate about fashion. Finding a place for both of these things at Hopkins has been challenging, I started taking photography classes and eventually decided to pursue a minor, but I knew I needed a larger creative community. Joining Marque gave me a respectful and supportive group of peers, who values diversity and creativity. I am excited to help share this vision with the rest of the Hopkins community.
Chief Operations Manager
Fashion is our bridge between the corporeal and the ethereal — through the construction and presentations of our outfits, we can tell the narrative of who we are, both in a physical and spiritual manner, as well as who we want to become. In its purest form, fashion is a mode of claiming agency and narrative control at a time when trends and societal pressure attempt to dictate who someone should be. Through Marque, I hope we cultivate a space that serves as a nexus of creative innovation and authenticity: a place where you can be whoever you want to be and be powerful because of that. Be bold, be brash, and, most importantly, be the most impossible version of yourself.
“The more people that are afraid when they see new creation, the happier I am.” – Rei Kawakubo
Art Director | Art
Hi! My name is Ellie Rha. I’m a sophomore pursuing a History and Film and Media Studies double major. Fashion has always been a major part of me and expression of my art before I even knew it counted as being creative. But what’s probably the most wonderful part about fashion is that it exists to collaborate and mix and exist without needing to be defined. Marque finds itself home to people who collaborate, creative ideas that mix, and visions that exist because of everyones passion for fashion. Kinda dope if you ask me.
Managing Editor | Online
Hi! My name is Brhea D’Mello and I’m a junior studying Computer Engineering with a minor in E&M. I was born in San Francisco but grew up in Miami, FL. I love writing short stories and have dabbled in almost every sport, playing water polo for the last seven years. I am big into art in all areas from mixed media to designing and sewing clothes. I love eccentric designers who are not afraid to venture completely outside of the norms.
Managing Editor | Writing
Hey hey! I’m Tiffany and I’m from the sunshiny state of California. I’m a junior studying Behavioral Biology, and I’m also involved in BIT Training and research at the JH Hospital. Off campus, you’ll find me trying new restaurants, thrifting for a new wardrobe, enjoying another concert, or at my favorite hot yoga studio. I’m a major skincare junkie as well as an avid Podcast listener, and I’m always enthusiastic about giving recs. As Marque’s managing editor, I hope to show that fashion and beauty are meant to be fun and creative. Also, I believe that as a student-run magazine, we should take advantage of the opportunity to showcase our diversity.
Director of Makeup | Makeup
In my life, makeup is a valuable form of self-expression. Whether you are using makeup to add to your personal style, convey a specific mood, or accentuate your natural features, it should be a fun and creative experience! To me, the process of creating a new makeup look is just as exciting as the final product. As Director of Makeup for Marque Magazine, I love taking inspiration from the clothing items our stylists have picked and completing the ensemble using our models faces as a canvas.
Director of Special Projects and Events | Events
Hi! I’m Yaw and I’m a sophomore MechE major. My love for fashion has for a long time been based in my love for art and other modes of expression. I’m always a fan of someone being able to be unapologetically themself and show themself off in whatever way they want. I love working at Marque because I get to see just how creative everyone else is in expressing themselves visually, and I get to be involved in the creation of a magazine that showcases such diverse and creative expression.
PhotographY and videogAPHy
Head of Photography | Photography
I’m looking forward to producing our magazine this semester!
Head of Design | Design
I grew up in Tokyo, a city diverse in its fashion scene. From a young age I have been inspired to use fashion as a tool for communication rather than simply clothes you wear. By working as the head of Design for Marque, my goal is to celebrate the student body through creativity, art, and fashion!
Director of Style | Style
Before deciding to study biomedical engineering, I wanted to be a fashion designer. You may ask how someone could make such a drastic jump like that, but the two fields are actually quite similar. In BME, we emphasize design as the critical component of a solution’s success or failure as it must be tailored to the user’s personal wants and needs. Fashion is no different; style does not look the same for everyone and is best defined by the individual. As Director of Style, I aim to capture the role of the individual in shaping trends and unite the creativity of each person into one cohesive collection.
Marketing and Communications
Director of Marketing and Communications
Fashion is the way I can express myself. I believe it is a form of art that everyone can partake in.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Fashion has always played a significant role in shaping who I am and in expressing my personality. From a young age I remember trying on my mom’s clothes and heels, wishing that I was old enough to be able to wear those beautiful and stylish pieces. Even now, I love being able to dress up and express my style through my clothes. I love how fashion is so unique and constantly changing, it makes me excited to see what trends will be coming next!
Cheif Financial Officer | Finance
My name is Chika Orioha and I am a junior majoring in Economics with a minor in Psychology. I am originally from Nigeria, but I’ve lived in Conroe, Texas for the past 7 years. I enjoy dancing and spending time with friends and family. Also, I laugh at pretty much everything, so jokes are always welcome. I was drawn to Marque because it is a trailblazing creative outlet for students at Hopkins, and through Marque I am able to explore my love for fashion. I love how fashion allows people to express themselves, and bring distant cultures together, so I am very excited to see Marque do great things on campus.
Director of Modeling | Modeling
When I was younger, I would watch ATNM and be inspired by the confidence some of the models had. And from that, I learned to be a bit more confident. They also had very unique features that were highlighted and made beautiful. I truly love showcasing uniqueness in each individual. It always brings me joy when someone loves their entire self. And that is my goal and hope by being part of marque. Pronouns: He/Him/His