Dana Fetch graduated from The University of Delaware in 2010
with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration.
She continued her studies and completed the Graduate Certificate in Socially
Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business in 2011.
After graduation, she started her career simultaneously working
in the textiles department at Coach Inc. and as the Marketing and Sales Manager
at Indego Africa, a social enterprise based in NYC and Rwanda. She then decided
to temporarily move to Rwanda and work full-time with Indego Africa’s
cooperatives while focusing on design and production.
Upon returning to the states, Dana split her days between
working as the Production & E-Commerce Assistant at Dannijo, a NYC luxury
accessories company, and as a Project Manager at a NJ based insurance company.
Dana decided to move to Philadelphia in 2012 and work in the CSR
field as a Compliance Coordinator for F&T Apparel (part of Global Brands
Group / Li & Fung Ltd). She spent 3.5 years with the company before
deciding to branch off and become part of Waltzing Matilda USA, a start-up
handcrafted leather company based in Wayne, PA. As the VP of Operations for the
company, Dana oversaw all aspects of the business, including accounting,
logistics, production, marketing, and more.
In 2017, Dana had the opportunity to travel to India and
complete a 200 hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Training. Upon her return to
Philadelphia, Dana began teaching yoga and working as an Accounting Associate
at First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community
of technology entrepreneurs and companies.
Aside from work, Dana loves to travel, paint, practice yoga,
ski, hike and see live music!