Irene is a New Jersey native who moved to Charlotte in 2008. She is a senior at UNC Charlotte studying Public Relations and minoring in Spanish, while also pursuing the Epley Undergraduate Certificate in International Public Relations. Irene is treasurer for the PRSSA chapter at UNC Charlotte. Irene is also an alumnae sister of the Chi Omega Fraternity and a former UNC Charlotte cheerleader. She spent the summer of 2011 in Costa Rica studying the Spanish language and culture.