Aunni Y Design - ANDREA L. YOUNG BIOGRAPHY - Windsor Mill, MD
Aunni Y Design - AUNNI
 
 
Andrea "Aunni" Young


Andrea “Aunni” Young, a published journalist and professional model, has written high profile social, fashion, community, political and entertainment news stories for  the Afro American Newspaper, a Washington, DC & Baltimore regional newspaper that targets the African American and related urban communities.  Represented by Wilhelmina/Modelogic Model and Talent Agency, Aunni travels coast to coast writing articles and conducting exclusive one on one interviews with talents such as Chrisette Michele,
Frédéric Yonnet, Jermaine Dupri, Omar Benson Miller, Frank Ski, Valerie Simpson, Eriq La Salle, Mya, Marvin Sapp, Leon (the Five Heartbeats), Steve Harvey & Michael Ealy – Think Like a Man Movie, WHUR's Harold Fisher, Radio One's Russ Parr, executive producer for The Undershepherd movie and former Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman & current United States Representative Reverend Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri 5th District). 

As an entertainment writer who has written many film and play reviews, Aunni has also interviewed other celebrities and high profile individuals including SoftSheen Carson's Nedjetti Harvey, Washington, DC's Mayor Vincent Gray, MC Supernatural, legendary Mayor & Councilman Marion Barry, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Debra Cox, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Amerie, Donnie McClurkin, Brian McKnight, Que (formerly of Day 26), General William "Kip" Ward, Darrell Green, Marvin Sapp, Dick Gregory, Tye Tribbett, Grammy nominee Chrystylez Bacon, and many more. As a personality and host, Aunni has also delivered special reports on WHUR Radio, DC Cable, TBD Channel 8 (All Over Washington), and You-Tube with community leaders and high profile business professionals.             

As the CEO and designer of Aunni Y Design, Aunni is a marketing consultant, industrial engineer, educator, professional model, makeup artist, illustration artist and fashion designer.  In the fashion and beauty world, Aunni’s modeling, makeup artistry and design expertise ranges from runway, hair shows, theatre make up, luxury cosmetics, costume design, semi-formal/bridal/prom dress design, alterations, and dance performance.  As an educator, Aunni has advised the high school pre-engineering students for the National Society of Black Engineers Jr. (NSBE Jr.) chapter at C.H. Flowers high School for 4 years. Aunni prepared these NSBE Jr. students for national and award winning recognition each year leading to the 2007 Try-Math-A-Lon World Competition title along with other awards and scholarship recognition.  As a consultant and industrial engineer, Aunni’s professional experience includes working for companies such as the USA Science & Engineering Festival, Department of Navy, Booz Allen & Hamilton and Metropolitan Washington, Airports Authority.  Aunni holds an MBA in Marketing from Capella University (3.94/4.0 GPA) with a focus in luxury products, and a BS in Industrial Engineering (cum laude) from North Carolina A&T State University. Aunni is currently pursuing an MFA in Fashion Design at the Academy of Art University.  Continuing her consultancy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Aunni is the Marketing and Public Relations Director for TransSTEM Academy at Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, DC.  You can find Aunni on social media @OfficialAunni or @AunniY, and www.AunniYDesign.com

EDUCATION 
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, MFA, Fashion Design, Current Student 
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, MBA, Marketing, GPA 3.94/4.0.  
North Carolina A & T State University, B.S. Industrial Engineering, GPA 3.1/4.0, cum laude. 
Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX, Benjamin Banneker Honors College, Engineering Student. 
Model, Wilhelmina/Modelogic Agency
Barbizon Modeling School, Miss Congeniality