Katherine Parr
Katherine Parr

 "This isn't a story you heaR every day."        

T.J. Holmes, CNN World News

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Artist & advocate.

Born and raised in the United States, in a family of educators of British and German descent, Katherine's childhood was spent drawing, painting and creating with all forms of media. Now, as an exhibited artist and designer, Katherine is the owner of an sustainable-sourced jewelry line that empowers artisans and communities in war zones and across borders. She is an advocate for UNICEF's education program that teaches global citizenship and empathy in public schools in the United States.

Katherine has worked as a fashion model since graduation from college. Soon after graduation from Villanova (with Honors), she was discovered by renown photographer Patrick Demarchelier and starred in a fashion campaign. She has been featured in runway shows, advertising campaigns, and editorial spreads, in magazines like Elle and Italian Vogue, television work for clients including Vespa and The City of New York.

She has been a fashion stylist for projects including a cover and story of L'Officiel magazine, where she featured solely sustainable luxury products jewelry made by artisans in developing nations.

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Following years of work in the fashion industry, she left her career with intent and took a position as a schoolteacher in an inner city in New Jersey, receiving her Highly Qualified Educator status from the U.S. government as well as developing curriculum and programs.

During this time, Katherine created a body of mixed media artworks and jewelry, which were featured in an exhibition at a gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Katherine's jewelry has been worn by public figures including Rafael Nadal and Joshua Bell.

Katherine and her work has been featured on CNN World News. She has been an invited guest speaker, panel moderator, and interviewee at a variety of venues, both in the professional and educational space, and has written for publications in domestic and international locations.