Irene Yu ’99

Our Class Ambassadors do a lot to help us stay connected with our alumni. But how well do you know them? We asked Irene Yu ’99 a series of questions to find out more about her – her likes, dislikes, quirks, and everything in between.

What have you been up to since you left CIS?

Washington DC –> Shanghai –> New York –> HKG // Working & starting a family.

Have you travelled anywhere interesting lately?

Nowhere since 2020.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?


What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Be courageous & enjoy every moment 

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Out and about with the kids.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?


What’s your fondest memory of CIS?

Outward Bound.

What’s your favourite colour?

Black (technically it’s a shade), because it goes with all occasions

What’s your worst memory of CIS?

Cross country + 7 minutes swim (in the winter).

What’s your favourite snack?

Kinder Bueno.

What songs take you back to your teen years?

Too many… Gangsta’s Paradise, Because You Loved Me, Waterfall, I’ll Be Missing You, Wanna be, All Star, I Want It That Way, Leaving On A Jet Plane