Faculty, Sewing & Fashion Design
Sonya Korder has been a member of the Usdan community since 2004, where she spent three summers as a student before returning as an assistant teacher in 2010. In 2014, she founded Usdan’s Sewing & Fashion Design program, and has been teaching ever since. Sonya enjoys taking a sustainable and interdisciplinary approach to design. When she is not in the classroom, Sonya works as a freelance designer with a focus on footwear and product design, and runs an Etsy shop creating custom accessories. Sonya graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Born and raised in New York, Sonya is a lifelong vegetarian, and loves spending time with her rescue dog, Bella.