Aleasha McCallion has worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years. With background training in textiles and agricultural science, and a Masters of Fashion (Entrepreneurship), Aleasha’s career encompasses fashion retail and operations management, buying, styling and sustainable fashion design, as well as teaching ethical and sustainable fashion business. She sees collective interdisciplinary expertise and capability as critical to tackling the sustainability challenges facing the textiles sector. That’s why her research is investigating what is required to transition the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry to a circular economy model. Most recently, Aleasha has co-founded the Circular Textiles Economy Program at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), a world leader in interdisciplinary research and education in sustainable development. MSDI brings together researchers, practitioners, and students to catalyse systems transformation to advance the wellbeing of both people and planet. As a primary sponsor of the UN’s AI for Good Summit, the Monash Data Futures Institute is proud to present Aleasha McCallion as a leading proponent of the use of AI in reducing textile waste from fast fashion, and advancing the circular economy and its foundation principles of sustainability. The Monash Data Futures Institute represents one of the largest cohorts of data science and AI researchers in the Asia Pacific region, driving through leadership and interdisciplinary research in AI for social good.