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Christine Imarenezor ’09

This week, more than a hundred Northwestern alumni will travel to Lake Tahoe for the annual Young Alumni Ski Trip (February 7-12). One attendee, Christine Imarenezor ’09, will take over the Northwestern Alumni Association’s Instagram account with pictures from the event. Before she hits the slopes, she shared her favorite Northwestern memories and why she loves going on the trip.

What have you been up to since you graduated Northwestern?

Since leaving the beautiful campus of NU, I relocated to New York City to pursue my life-long dream of working in the music industry as a marketing manager. Somewhere along the way, I fell into web writing and social media management and now serve as the social managing editor of an entertainment media brand.


How did Northwestern help you with your current career?

Northwestern taught me the importance of setting goals and pursuing them relentlessly while taking advantage of any and all resources available. Each academic calendar brought on life-learning challenges that have molded me into the professional I am today.


What are some of your favorite memories from being on campus?

  • Waking up every Saturday morning to teach and rehearse new songs with the gospel choir, NCE.
  • Showing off my purple pride at NU Homecoming and football games.
  • Enjoying spoken word performances and gatherings at the Black House.
  • Eating amazing stir fry at the 1835 Hinman and Plex dining halls.

How connected are you to Northwestern today, and why is that important?

I stay in touch with all things NU through newsletters as well as the Northwestern Club of Greater New York City. For me, it’s important to remember where I come from, where I’ve been and how they play a vital role in where continue to go.

What do you love about the young alumni ski trip?

I appreciate being able to reconnect with fellow Wildcats from all over the country and world. It’s alway fun to see who else we’re all connected, even if it’s just by living in the same dorm on campus.

What’s one thing you want to tell Northwestern seniors?

Enjoy all the facilities, time and resources available to you right now! Don’t get too caught up in stressing about your career or future. Your intelligence has brought you this far and will continue to take you even further.