Inorganic Chemist Launches Second Career as Fashion Designer

Kristen Felicetti
<b class="credit">Carmen Daneshmandi</b>
Carmen Daneshmandi

From app developers to web designers, Seattle is a city full of people who have left traditional jobs to become entrepreneurs or follow their passion. Seattle resident Swati Padmaraj describes herself as a "serial entrepreneur" who took her city's tech start-up spirit and applied it to a different field -fashion.

Swati Padmaraj did not originally go to school for fashion design. She grew up in India, getting masters degrees in both business and inorganic chemistry at the University of Mumbai.