Meet our #1000dreamsfund winner Alexis Grippi who received $500 in funding from the @1000dreamsfund! Learn how she will use the funding to chase her dreams of having her own boutique and fashion line in this mini-interview:

What is your professional dream? 
My professional dream is to own my own boutique one day and have my own brand.

How will you use the funding you received from the #1000dreamchallenge?
I will use the funding to start my brand and have apparel and accessories  made with my brand logo.

How is this helping you get closer to your dream?
This is helping me get closer to my dream because this is actually allowing me start my dream and get it off the ground.

What advice do you have for other young women looking to go for their dreams?
My advice for other young women is to never stop chasing and dreaming. Anything is possible and if you believe and put your all into it, it will happen. You can have it all.

Any setbacks? How did you get around them?
There will always be setbacks, big and small but you will get through them. I think my biggest setback is not having enough money. To overcome it, I just keep working and saving.

What’s next for you?
My next goal is to graduate in May 2016 and get a job in fashion merchandising while continuing to build my brand to open my store.