Suzanne Mancini was born Suzanne Silvia in Buffalo, NY in 1960. Suzanne lived in New York; Toronto, Canada; Geneva, Switzerland and Connecticut as a child. She received a BFA in Fashion Design from RISD in 1982. She then moved to NY and worked as an apparel designer for Chaus, CMI and Charlotte Neuville. She received a master’s in education from NYU in 1991. She then relocated to Rhode Island to teach at RISD from 1991–96. In 1993 she started an herbal bath company named Herbanario, which she eventually sold in 1998. She returned to teaching at RISD in 2006 after raising three children. She is currently employed by RISD and works as a freelance designer. She resides in North Kingstown, RI with her husband Greg and three children Quentin, Giuliana and Griffin.
- MA, New York University
- BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
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