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Upon graduating from Columbia University in 2012, Dawnn-Karen pioneered the Fashion Psychology Field®. She has been the pioneering mind behind this global field since then, paving the way forward in fashion academia.
Dr. Dawnn Karen dubbed by The New York Times as "The Dress Doctor" holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University and is also a former candidate for a Masters in Education from Columbia University. She is a former model, fashion public relations representative, and designer. She recently traveled to the Middle East and Asia to extend the research on her theory about Fashion Psychology Field® and she worked extensively with clients to expand her field. She decided to turn her focus towards lecturing and speaking engagements since she returned to the United States. Her most recent speaking engagements include the Kyiv Security Forum per request of Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatensyuk and Former First Lady Tereza Yatensyuk and United Nation's Empower Women. She has also contributed to major networks as an international TV Personality & Media Expert in more than 40+ countries. Her most recent interviews include NBC News, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Ultimately, she has made history as a pioneer in the field of Fashion Psychology (2012), as one of the youngest Professors and first black woman Psychology Professor, in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (2014), by founding the online institute Fashion Psychology Institute (2015) and by publishing the field's book Dress Your Best Life (US Edition & UK Edition, available in 4 languages) (2020).