Meet The Cast
Recent Emmy Award Winner Tim Gunn, is best known for mentoring up-and-coming fashion designers on Project Runway. As a former head of the fashion department at the Parsons School for Design and distinguished author of three books, Tim is an educator at heart and is passionate about helping kids see the importance of math in fashion design.
Diane von FÜrstenberg is a world-renowned fashion designer and creator of the iconic "wrap dress," which is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. As the president of the CFDA, she is dedicated to helping young fashion designers make their dreams of success come true.
Manil Suri is a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the author, most recently, of “The City of Devi.” A longer version of his remarks may be found in his New York Times op-ed, “How to Fall in Love With Math.” He is currently working on an e-novel based on popular math which will incorporate video.
Samantha Black put her design (and math) skills to the test as a contestant on Season 11 of Project Runway. After working for some of the best designers in the world, Samantha Black started her own fashion label, Sammy B.
Jessalyn is a ninth grader at Marlboro High School and 2013 Scholastic Art Award Winner for Fashion. She hopes to one day become a fashion designer and open her own stores around the world. In the meantime, she’s working hard in both math and art class.
Drew is a junior at Montclair High School and has loved drawing ever since he could hold a crayon. He is also a recipient of a 2013 Scholastic Art Award Winner for Fashion. After completing his education, Drew plans to pursue a career designing fantasy characters and costumes for movies or video games.
Robin is a senior at the Fieldston School. While she aspires to become a doctor, Robin is also passionate about fashion design and photography. She originally inspired the Math@Work series when she brought us the idea of promoting mathematics to young girls by connecting math and careers in fashion.
From our very own Scholastic Math team, Kimberly Agin is a former high school math teacher from Ohio. Passionate about educational technology, Kim is a key member of our Development team at Scholastic, where she works primarily on our MATH 180 teacher software.