Karstin Lake is a fashion designer, fashion show expert, and concert pianist from Southern California. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in piano in 2013. While growing up, she was encouraged to enjoy all the arts, but was told to choose a “rational” career for the future. Karstin originally planned on going into the medical field after completing her bachelor’s degree in piano. Her mother always told her that fashion design was fine as a hobby, but not as a career. However, during her junior year at BYU, she threw away the standard idea of “rational” and decided to follow her dreams. She recently finished directing BYU’s first fashion show in the last two decades. As the marketing assistant at the Provo Towne Centre Mall, Karstin put on fashion shows for retail stores such as Downeast Basics, Gap, and J.C. Penney’s. As a fashion designer, she designs feminine, edgy, colorful women’s clothing.