get to know the board and support the Annual scholarship fund

The past few months have seen some exciting changes and many new faces to the Metro NYC Illini board. Leading up to the Annual Scholarship dinner we will be introducing new and current members of the board with some fun facts. 

Meet Shannon! We are down to one week until our Annual Scholarship Dinner event, we would love to see you there! If you are unable to attend consider making a donation towards our scholarship goal of $5000. All proceeds will go to support 2 students from the Metro NYC area, who accept admittance to the University of Illinois with a $2500 scholarship. Donate today! 

Name:  Shannon Lee

Board Title/Position: Webmaster

Graduation Year and Program: 2005, B.S. in Computer Science

Company Name: Flatiron Health

Company Title: Principal Software Engineer

How long have you lived in NYC? 17 years, since graduating from Illinois!

Why did you decide to move to NYC? I had always wanted to live in a big city and thought I should try something new while I was young and unencumbered 

What is your favorite part about living in NYC? I love the diversity. You meet so many types of people from all over the world, in so many different careers from opera singers ferry drivers. And of course, delicious food.

What is your best UIUC memory? My senior year of college was the year Illinois went to the national championship game. We were driving home from spring break during the Arizona game and stopped at some completely random restaurant along the way to watch. Towards the end of the game, when the great comeback was happening, all the staff and other patrons had joined us and were helping cheer us on to victory!

Why are you on the Metro NYC Illini board? When I first moved to NYC I knew very few people, the alumni club gave me an opportunity to meet new people and maintain a connection to the great experience at had at Illinois, and I want to help enable that for others as well.