Chicago Alumni Group

Chicago Co-ordinator: Natalia Pashkina

Natalia organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Chicago.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in or near Chicago.  Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing

To find out more about the group, please email Natalia directly.

What I'm doing now

I relocated from London to Chicago and currently work as an Accounting Associate 

My best Lancaster memory

I remember the Open Day on campus about a year before I started my Master’s programme. That was in February and Lancaster was windy and quite cold in comparison to London where I travelled from. That was my first time in England and I was much impressed by little streets, the Cathedral and Lancaster Castle in the city centre, not mentioning the campus of course. That year has become one of the greatest memories of my life - that was an unbelievable adventure and a rollercoaster at the same time, full of surprises and new discoveries, endless Lancaster walks and talks in the Gradbar. I met so many incredible people and I'm so fortunate to call them friends years and years later. 

What Lancaster means to me

I am a proud Lancaster Alumna and I hope one day Lancaster University will be proud of me. 

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

Isn’t it wonderful to meet new people and good old friends and reminisce about the Lancaster adventures?! Plus, it is a fantastic opportunity to network, expand horizons and of course become friends.