Our Under the Influence series is one where we highlight and applaud badass millennials that are making an impact in their community. This week we’re shouting out Rowan University’s chapter of Love & Luxe Collegiate President, Shanara Chung! Shanara is an advocate of all things Black Girl Magic, natural hair, and biology.

We asked Shanara a few fun facts about herself to have our audience get to know her better, and these were her responses.

What’s your name and age :

Hi, I’m Shanara Chung, and I’m 22 years old.



Position in Love & Luxe:


Where are you from:

I was born in Jamaica. I migrated here with my family when I was 6 years old. I currently reside in Paterson, NJ. 

Pic via 123rf.com

What’s your Zodiac sign?

I’m a Gemini 

Where can we find you on the weekends?

Unfortunately the library. 

What’s the most played song on your playlist?

The most played songs on my playlist are “So Will I/ Do it again” Cross worship ft. Osby Berry. I also love Tasha Cobbs songs, one of my favorites is “You Know my name” by her. Gospel music keeps my spirit positive and uplifted especially in stressful times. 

One celebrity you’d have brunch with dead or alive?

One celebrity I would love to have brunch with is Jada Pinkett Smith. 

What makes you a Love & Luxe Girl?

I think the fact that I celebrate other women and love to see people strive despite what I go through or whatever season that I am in makes me a Love & Luxe girl. Something that my friends commend me about is the fact that I uplift them and fix their crowns even when things are not going right for me. I just love to see my people uplifted and empowered. 

What do you love most about Love & Luxe? 

What I love the most about love & luxe is the safe space that it creates for black girls. I also love the healthy relationships and connections that I have been making with other black girls so far and I know that these connections will continue and grow. 

Above is the 2019 Rowan Love & Luxe Collegiate members at their first meeting.

What would the title of your autobiography be? 

The Real Shanara Chronicles: Physician, Writer, and part-time Drama Queen. (there’s a show named after me) 

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