The St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome new members.
St. Lawrence University’s Board of Trustees has elected Robyn Gengras ’94 as a new term member for a period of six years. Obi Nwaigwe ’14 and Christina Robichaud ’14 were elected as McCurdy-Sprague trustees, the designation given to alumni who graduated within the past decade, for a period of four years. All began their service on June 1.
Robyn Gengras ’94 earned her bachelor’s in English and creative writing, then received her master’s degree in both print and broadcast journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
She began her journalism career at CBS News in 1997, and joined the weekly newsmagazine “60 Minutes” a year later. After the network launched “60 Minutes II,” Gengras was promoted to associate producer for correspondent Scott Pelley. She covered a wide range of national and international stories for the award-winning program, including the impact of the 9/11 attacks.
Gengras is a freelance a producer for MSNBC and “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and is the executive editorial producer of Brzezinski’s “Know Your Value” platform.
Obi Nwaigwe ’14 earned his bachelor’s in economics and was a member of the varsity football team (All-American), Black Student Union, Male Athletes Against Sexual Violence, and Crown Royalties Investment Club. He received his MBA in strategy from Northeastern University.
He is a business analytics specialist with IEX Group, Inc. in New York City, which facilitates the trading of U.S. equities, combining a transparent business model with innovative design and technology. Before IEX, Nwaigwe was an associate with Bain Capital for five years.
In his free time, Nwaigwe serves as a committee member for Wall Street Rides Far (a cycling event benefiting the Autism Foundation), a board member of Good Co. Bike Club Cares (the nonprofit arm of Good Co. Bike Club), and is an Emerging Leaders Committee member of the Security Traders Association of New York, Inc. (a membership association for individuals who trade securities or support the trading of securities).
Christina Robichaud ’14 earned her bachelor’s in economics, was a multi-sport varsity athlete (volleyball and rowing), a senator in the Thelomathesian Society, and was involved in honor societies and philanthropic activities. She holds an M.S. in resource economics & policy from the University of Maine, and has published research on Maine housing markets and aquaculture.
Robichaud is an economist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she calculates the costs and benefits of policy options to support policymakers in regulating toxic chemicals. She also is an environmental justice advisor for her team.
As co-chair of her office’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Special Emphasis Program, Robichaud supports federal diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts. She is curious about social concepts, and the environment. As a project manager and subject matter expert, Robichaud builds teams and supports people in pursuit of a healthy, safe, and equitable world.