Christen Weeden was born in Lansing Illinois. As a young girl Christen enjoyed doing arts and crafts with her mom, Cindi, whose her overall inspiration. Christen knew at a young age she would attend Columbia College Chicago. Since the age of 3 Christen was a dancer, competing in dance competitions, and her dance instructors urged her to attend Columbia. In high school she volunteered as a cheerleading coach at St. Ann School and was also a dance coach for her high school Bishop Noel Institute after graduation. Christen was diagnosed with POTS auto immune disease in 2016. Even though dance is her passion she decided to attend Columbia College for fashion merchandising after working at American Eagle and meeting her manager and career mentor Lindsay Palmateer. Christen started as a sales associate and quickly became a Merchandise Manager for the brand in 2019 and still holds this position. Expected year of graduation from Columbia College Chicago is 2021.
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Williams, LA-Sheba, "Interview with Christen Weeden" (2020). Capturing Quarantine Oral Histories. 9.