Lillie Noe ’20 is a recent MBA graduate from SMU. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II and B.S. in Textiles and Apparel, and worked in the apparel industry before returning to school for her MBA. While at SMU, she was a Forté Fellow and President of Net Impact, an organization that brings volunteerism and social impact to campus.

At the Hunt Institute, Lillie was the Program Manager for the Social Enterprise Program, contributing greatly to its development. As of Fall 2021, she is being appointed as an Associate in the Hunt Institute affiliate program.

Lillie explained her passion for sustainable apparel, saying, “In my undergraduate studies, I was struck by the amount of environmental waste and human harm unleashed by the apparel industry as a matter of routine. I believe that we have to use business to promote more than just profit if we are to have an equitable and sustainable future.”

Lillie now works as a Program Manager for Professional Membership at the American Heart Association, while maintaining her passion for sustainable local fashion production.

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