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Meet The Team

KAMILAH DOTSON

Founder & Owner

My name is Kamilah Dotson and I was born and raised in the gritty city of Cleveland, Ohio. Inspired by my surroundings, I discovered my love for entrepreneurship. As a recent graduate of Miami University with a degree in Social Justice and Entrepreneurship, I have made it my personal mission to elevate my community through beauty with the introduction of KCD Cosmetics. I fell in love with makeup when I was 15 years old. My favorite makeup product is foundation because I love a flawless finish. I believe that makeup is supposed to enhance the beautiful features that we already have. I also believe that businesses have a responsibility to uplift the communities that their consumers inhabit and we promise to do that here at KCD Cosmetics.

SELENA ASGEDOM

Co-Founder & Senior Product Formulator

My name is Selena Asgedom. I am originally from Ethiopia located in the eastern part of Africa. I have been interested in the chemistry field since childhood, especially when it comes to formulating skin care products and cosmetics. I dug deeper into the specifics of formulation by attending The University of Toledo where I got my undergraduate degree in Cosmetic Science and Formulation design. I love formulating make up as it combines the different aspects of science and art in order to have a successful end product. Helping communities incorporate make up into their daily lives by creating clean and affordable products will be one of the most fulfilling part of my venture. 

HANNAH VALDEZ

Marketing Intern

Hello! I'm Hannah Valdez, and I'm studying Marketing and Fashion Corporate Business at Miami University of Ohio. I'm extremely interested in the world of fashion, beauty, and skincare. At Miami, I'm on the executive board for Miami University Fashion & Design (MUF&D), where we hold one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation! I am so grateful for the opportunity to have partnered with KCD Cosmetics this summer. I'm excited to see our company grow and hope you come along this journey with us!

SYDNEY GILLES

Marketing Intern

Hi! My name is Sydney Gilles and I am one of KCD's Marketing Interns. I've studied Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and am currently working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing. I love all things skincare and beauty, and specifically, the more creative side of beauty marketing. My goal is to make everything look pretty! I hope you love KCD as much as I do, and can join our journey toward a more inclusive beauty industry!