Student Chinaza Nwaneri speaks Igbo fluently.
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria. I speak Igbo, my tribe’s language, and understand it as well. I came to the U.S. when I was 2 years old with both of my parents. My family has lived in Nigeria, New Jersey, Minnesota and, now, Texas.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Nigeria. I am proud of my culture, so if I am given an opportunity to see my family and grow a deeper connection with my roots, I would take it in a heartbeat.
What do you study?
I study corporate communication with three minors: marketing, human resources and entrepreneurship. Through the last four years at Marquette, I have taken advantage of every opportunity that allowed me to become more involved inside and outside the Marquette community.
What do you love the most about Marquette?
I truly admire the Marquette community. Spanning from students to professors to alumni, I’ve never felt so a part of something bigger than myself.
Favorite snack on campus?
Nothing beats Hot Cookie Night! I live for drizzling vanilla ice cream on a fresh chocolate chip cookie. After so many late-night experiences, I find it hard not to call it my favorite dessert.
What shows are you binge watching on Netflix?
Black Mirror, Quantico and West World.
Number one most-played song on your playlist?
Hard choice but Déjà Vu by J. Cole and That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars.
Most Marquetters become custard converts. What’s your favorite flavor?
I have never had frozen custard — I know, it’s depressing.