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Cara (Grote) Chace '02

1: What have you been up to since graduation?
I started Apparel Therapy (http://www.appareltherapyonline.com/) part-time in 2006 and steadily grew the business through referrals. Working for the government taught me a lot of interpersonal skills that translated surprisingly well to consulting and I have been able to jump into my business full time since moving to Portland.

2: What is your fondest memory of USD?
I really enjoyed the college-experience of being in the dorms (Missions B) freshman year. It was all so exciting and new! Of course I have to mention inner-tube water polo - that was awesome!

3. What is your favorite place on campus, why?
The Aromas coffee shop was my go-to place for studying, breakfast, the crossword puzzle, and socializing.

4. Who was your favorite USD professor or class?
I loved my Anthropology advisor Rose Tyson. Her classes were always challenging yet fun and she really knew her stuff. I particularly enjoyed the forensic anthropology class - our final was putting together a human skeleton correctly - so cool.

5: How have you remained involved with USD since graduation?
I didn't have much time while I was still living in San Diego to be involved with Alumni events, but since moving to Portland I have gone to a couple local chapter events.

6: If you could offer a current USD student advice, what would it be?
Get an internship! Try two! It truly is the only way you'll know if you really want to pursue a field and/or career.

Interested in connecting with Cara? Email her at cara@appareltherapyonline.com.

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