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Chicago is one of the original LSA Young Alumni Council regions, established in 2011. They are a very active and engaged team, and do a wonderful job of creating their own events while also taking advantage of everything the City of Chicago has to offer! They have organized a football and trivia brunch, a movie in Millennium Park, a group soul cycle class, and an alumni outing to Taste of Chicago. If you would like to get involved with the LSA YAC in Chicago, please fill out either the interest form or event mailing list.

Get to Know Your Region:

Leadership Team

Christina Cohen graduated with a degree in art history in 2007. While in school she was active with Young Democrats and her Korean language minor. She now works as an executive recruiter at North Line Partners. Christina’s most vivid memory from undergrad was when President Bill Clinton spoke at her graduation ceremony! 

Jenna Greenfield graduated with a degree in psychology and minor in entrepreneurship in 2013. While on campus Jenna was involved with MPowered Entrepreneurship Club and Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Jenna now works as a research analyst at Technomic, a consulting firm for the food industry. She joined LSA YAC because she wanted to give back to students and the University. She is also extremely passionate about fundraising for the LSA Internship Fund for current LSA students!

If you’d like more information about the Chicago LSA YAC region you can reach Christina Cohen at or Jenna Greenfield at

LSA YAC Chicago hosted a professional networking event in May in partnership with the Alumni Association’s Club of Greater Chicago (UMCGC). The event welcomed recent U-M grads and student interns to the Windy City on the 17th floor of the WeWork National Building. Over 50 alums, friends and students attended the event and were able to network in small group discussions. Speakers at the event discussed topics covering general networking tips and tricks, leveraging LinkedIn, salary negotiation, how to know if grad school is right for you, and other relevant topics. The event concluded with another open networking session where students were able to follow up with specific alumni and speakers.

Chicago Council Members:

Nabila Asif (’14), Charles Cohen (’15), Kelly Compton (’16), Shoham Geva (’17), Amanda Grayson (’17), Lauren Hauge (’14), Jay Horn (’12), Kelsey Kramer (’13), Spencer Lau (’15), Desiree Lauricella (’08), Helen Lee (’09), John Monaghan (’09), Meghan Monaghan (’16), Lindsey Mossman (’06), Deepu Nadimpalli (’16), Nathan Novaria (’16), Casandra Pagni (’11), Maddie Palermo (’16), Charlotte Rath (’13), Kaitlin Schuler (’15), Kyle Swanson (’12), Anna-Kate Trubilowicz (’08), April Wesolowski (’15), Evian Zhou (’15)