Trish Hayes-Danitz is a Smart Textile Development Engineer at Proteus Digital Health. She holds a B.S. in Textile Engineering from Jefferson University. She developed traditional textiles including sports apparel, infant sleepwear, drapery, upholstery, and mattress ticking. For 5 years, she set up and managed the Technical Color and CAD departments at J.Crew in New York. She later earned an M.S. in Materials Engineering at San Jose State University and went on to work in product development in Smart Textiles at TE Connectivity and holds 3 patents related to this work. She then moved on to become a Sr. Materials Developer at the Global Innovation Center at VF in Alameda, CA.