Melissa Álvarez

Elisava’s Master Program served as a research and development lab in which I further developed my thought process within an international context. 

With the guidance of «real world» professionals we were able to find solutions to problems within a global approach. Listening to different design solutions from all corners of the world in a single classroom was in most cases an eye opener. I currently work as a shoe designer in NYC. I’m new to this industry but I felt confident from the beginning thanks to the final project with El Naturalista, who guided us through all their design process and gave us the opportunity to «dream a little».