THE TEAM



Meet Adriana, Designer & Founder

From a young age I always felt my passions were polarized between the rational and the artistic. So, after earning my BA in Psychology, I moved to New York City to study Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design. During my time at Parsons I was offered the opportunity to travel to Italy and learn about sourcing and production of luxury items. Once graduated, I was invited to present my first collection in Puerto Rico, where I shared the runway with some of Puerto Rico's most celebrated designers. Although I decided to continue my studies and become a Clinical Psychology Doctor, my unbridled creativity is channeled through design.

While studying, I kept designing and creating custom evening and bridal gowns, but soon, my motivation to expand my work fueled the desire to focus on a piece of clothing we Puerto Rican's love to use, swimwear. Particularly inspired by a friend, our life in Puerto Rico and travels around the world, I began the journey towards creating one-of-a-kind sustainable swimwear that allows every woman to feel confident and beautiful in a piece of clothing that's too intimate to fail.

My sustainability journey is deeply rooted in a lifelong curiosity for space. This changed my worldview with regards to the environmental movement and, the simple fact that earth is unique in its ability to support life as we know it; therefore, we must do anything in our power to support its conservation.

Striving to inspire women everywhere with my story, I hope to be an example of how you can break out of society's boxes and pursue your passions equally.

 

Meet Evelyn a.k.a Cuchita, Studio Assistant

Evelyn recently became part of my team. She is my first cousin and a very important person in my life. She was actually the first person to teach me how to make a pattern... so we can say she laid down some of the foundations of my creative passion! Evelyn is incredibly creative and provides assistance with anything that goes on behind the scenes. From order fulfillment to assisting in events, Evelyn sure knows how to do it all. She is also passionate about learning and is getting trained on how to sew swims. She has already made one or two.

 Meet Viviana, Business Development Consultant a.k.a "Project Nanny"

Viviana is also part of our team and is my younger sister. After working in Corporate America for 5 years, she moved back to the island of Puerto Rico to pursue a new professional endeavor, being the director of sales and marketing at a fuel and oil distribution company. As a side hustle, she hosts an amazing podcast called 'Life Whispers' and is Aragma's project nanny... a term we made up to refer to someone that is overseeing and consulting on all of my projects without necessarily being directly involved in their execution. She also has a BS in Marketing Communications from Emerson & an MBA from the University of Miami. I'm lucky enough to get to pick on her brain and implement strategies that push Aragma as a brand forward.