Kym Laret

Kym Laret is pivoting her expertise to help staff on the IUP campus stay safe with dozens of hand-crafted face masks.

Laret is the professional staff costume technician in the Theatre, Dance and Performance costume studio.

When performances were canceled and academic programs went online, she adapted her skills to meet needs.

Working out of her home in Allegheny County, she is supplying essential IUP workers, keeping them on campus with face masks made of fabric from IUP’s costume studio.

“I have been making masks for my friends in health care also, and it’s been rewarding to be able to contribute in my own way,” Laret said.