Our team



Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D. (She/Her) 
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 (She/Her) 
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. 


Beth Quinn (She/Her)
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.

Events Manager

As someone with years of experience working in Public Relations for a variety of luxury fashion houses, I feel blessed to join a team whose brand's mission I believe in. Since pivoting from fashion PR, I've built a podcast community that centers system impacted individuals and now I find myself in a space where both worlds, the world of fashion communications and social justice, harmoniously coexist. As our team's Events Manager, I take pride in curating a calendar that is full of both exciting and educational programming rooted in coalition building.