Our Team



Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D. 
Founder & CEO

I've always been a defender of civil & human rights, probably because activism and advocacy lived in the actions of my parents. But beyond that, growing up Black in Milwaukee, a girl raised Muslim on the northside- I had plenty of exposure to the realities of poverty and marginalization. No doubt, my love for diversity and story and tradition, my affection for humanity, has also been nurtured by my travels around the world. These collective experiences color everything about my sense of fashion. I was inspired to launch Grant Blvd because I was determined to be of service to not only marginalized people, but also to the planet. This is why our launch collection uses no new fabric and no new water. Ultimately, this is the mission of Grant Blvd- to make clothes that are undeniably and reliably stylish, but to also center an approach to design within the fight for justice and reform. For me, sustainability also means hiring womxn, particularly those that are returning citizens, immigrants, & those working through homelessness. I believe that we if demand more, if we think differently about not only what we buy, but who we buy from, we have the power to challenge not only the social issues exacerbated by mass incarceration, but to more meaningfully address climate change. 

Vada Gray
Director of Design & Production

I've been working as a seamstress & designer for over 10 years. My passion for fashion design first emerged when I was a young girl and that love led me into the production of one-of-a-kind, couture evening gowns.  As a production seamstress, sample maker, and patternmaker, I really love the satisfaction our customers experience when they see the quality of our team's work. I'm absolutely thrilled when they recognize the personal care we put into each and every one of our garments. 


Madelynne Juenger
Graphic Design Leader

Hi everyone! I'm a graduate of Drexel University with a major in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Art. My interest in fashion was sparked when I began to view clothing as “wearable art” and then grew when I learned about the importance of sustainability in the industry. I am so excited to use design as a platform to spread positivity and awareness around the things I'm incredibly passionate about, especially the mission behind Grant Blvd. Above all, I hope that my visual designs will bring about the same sense of encouragement and empowerment that the clothing of Grant Blvd provides to its wearers. 

Lisa Rubin
Director of Finance

I'm energized by Grant Blvd's mission of prioritizing sustainability and social justice through fashion and community engagement.  The fast fashion industry is very harmful to its workers and our planet, and I am passionate about working to replace fast fashion with ethical, sustainable business practices that produce high-quality, stylish garments.  In college, I studied both math and art, and I have always incorporated both in my life. Professionally, I've been working in accounting and finance for ten years, in sectors spanning primary healthcare, non-profit, and retail.  More recently I've become an avid sewist, and find so much value in making my own clothes, and anything else I can make myself.

Beth Quinn
Director of Impact

 A Philadelphia-based designer with over 15 years of corporate experience as both a merchant and a designer, Quinn has been teaching sustainable fashion design since 2018 at Drexel University and the University of Delaware. Her knowledge of industry and her understanding of intersectional approaches to design come together in the courses she teaches, including global issues and responsible practice in design, sustainable sportswear, textile science and material innovation in accessories.