Dominique is a writer and educator who has focused her academic and career trajectory on diversity, social justice, and inclusion. From creating the first plus-size collection in her undergraduate program as well as one of the only collections to feature all models of color, to facilitating workshops and trainings on DEI topics for educators and administrators in art and design education, she has effected lasting change in fashion.
Dominique received a Bachelor of Arts in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Textiles from Washington State University where she completed the dual-option major of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Following her undergraduate career she obtained a Master of Arts in Fashion Studies with a certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies from The New School Parsons School of Design.
She currently serves as a professor at Marymount Manhattan College where she teaches Fashion, Media, and Culture and Fashion Journalism. She also developed a course titled Call to Action: Inclusion in Fashion for the newly launched Diversity. Equity, and Inclusion minor at LIM College, where she also teach DEI: Theory & Practice and Race, Ethnicity, & Social Justice. She has previously served as a faculty member at Parsons School of Design in the School of Art and Design History and Theory as well as an Academic + Career Advisor in the School of Fashion.
Aside from her digitally published work for numerous media outlets including Refinery29, Bustle, and Fashionista, she has also written for several books and journals. She additionally has lended her expertise to panel discussions, keynote speeches, and youth mentorship.
Her work as an educator, writer, and activist examines race, gender, the body, sexuality, culture, media, beauty, and fashion.