MEET THE BOARD

SHARMON LEBBY

President

When she’s not lazying around, making up words, or consuming NadaMoo in epic portions, Sharmon is styling people in "ethical wears" for platforms such as ESJ.  She enjoys helping out other non profits, and has been a Stylist and Creative Director for Revolution Thrift as well as the Social Media Director for Love in Action. She is also the founder of Blessed Designs, an ethical and sustainable clothing brand and the Chair for Sustainability with the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. Once upon a time she was the blogger behind The Road to Ethical and is published on several platforms including Trusted Clothes and Ethical Style Journal. To support her passions Sharmon works as a Neuroscience Research Associate at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sharmon has made appearances on multiple panels and podcasts.

KATIE PRUETT

Communications Chair

 Katie Pruett is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ethical Style Journal, a fashion magazine promoting ethical and sustainable fashion to inspire readers to shop more consciously. 

She loves movies, vegan chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate, and is completely in awe of her enthusiastic  son, Castle. When she’s not playing in dirt with him, she’s writing, stepping in as photographer, and doing whatever she needs to bring each issue of Ethical Style Journal to life. 

SALMA QURAISHI, PhD

Secretary

Salma is an expat yankee being raised by a pair of spectacularly socially-minded teens who inspire and challenge her daily. She is a faculty scientist and podcast host (Neuroscientists Talk Shop) at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she devotes her time to developing diversity in the research community. Her interest in ethical spaces originated with the many quandaries at the intersection of research, tech and commerce. More recently she has become beguiled by visionary organizations like ENSA that are building the networks and knowledge infrastructure that will drive our economy to support a balance of equity, sustainability, creativity and profit.  She commits her free time to food, issues of food insecurity and social justice. On the whole she’d like to do more yoga and less baking.

Salma Quraishi
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