Monday, August 7, 2017

Travel Tips From Serena Guen (LS '13) Founder and CEO of SUITCASE Magazine and Co-Founder of the #CookForSyria Movement

What did you study at NYU?

Liberal Arts, with two years abroad in Paris.

Do you have a favorite memory from your time at NYU?

Graduating from the Yankees stadium was pretty cool. Also seeing a purple Empire State Building. Made me feel very proud!

How has your educational experience at NYU shaped what you do now?

NYU has an enormous community and alumni network, all of which offer so much opportunity for their students, from reaching out for internships to alumni lectures, I felt that the world was opening up to me. Coming from an English school education, NYU offered me a more diverse alternative where I could study lots of subjects of interest and keep my options open, without narrowing my outlook too early.

However, without a doubt the most important opportunity NYU granted me was the chance to live in cities spanning the globe. It was in Paris that I began to consolidate a word document ‘city guide’ I shared with my friends and they shared with theirs. I did the same in New York to an equally receptive audience. It was in doing this that I discovered a demand for authentic travel curated by locals.