Only six and a half years after graduating from the UA Retailing and Consumer Sciences program, Jessica Marshall, started her career at Macy's in the Executive Training Program in New York City. From there she gained experience with big box retail and later went to Ross Stores and gained a strong appreciation for off price retailing and price negotiating. After Ross, Jessica joined a start up at the time called Fab.com where she was the 42nd employee and buyer for several product categories. She excelled at this and became the Sr. Manager of the Fashion Team, spends her days leading a team of four buyers and six assistant buyers and landing big fashion names (such as Tumi, Kate Spade Saturday, American Apparel, Camper, Happy Socks, Calvin Klein, Dolce Vita, Puma) for Fab.com.
Flowers have always been a passion of Jessica's and she most recently has opened up a floral design studio in Las Vegas called Miss Daisy after six years of living and working in New York City. Jessica gained much flower exposure during her last years in NYC at the NY Flower School and at Belle Fleur, a premiere floral company in the city. At Miss Daisy, her company provides florals for hotels, conventions, events, parties, and local deliveries. She is the preferred floral vendor for Wolfgang Puck Restaurants and works with The Cosmopolitan Hotel and the Four Seasons on a regular basis. Her space doubles as a class room setting where she teaches floral classes monthly.
Jessica began taking responsibility for charting her path to success and seizing opportunities while she was a student at the UA. Searching for a major that would feed her entrepreneurial spirit.“The connections that are available to UA students are limitless,” she says. “Students should constantly be exploring their career options, networking with teachers and advisors , digging deeper into subjects they want to learn about, consistently thinking outside the box, and overall making the best of it."