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Alumni Spotlight: Eden Gill '20

Originally from Denver, CO, Eden Gill ´20 lived with her family for 13 years in the United States before moving to Barcelona four years ago in 9th grade.
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Originally from Denver, CO, Eden Gill ´20 lived with her family for 13 years in the United States before moving to Barcelona four years ago in 9th grade. Today she would consider Barcelona as one of her homes. “I feel like living there presented me with new perspectives, opportunities, and a community that has helped to shape who I am today.”



Currently in her first year of Applied Medical Sciences at University College London (UCL), Eden hopes to continue her studies in the medical science field and to pursue a career in medicine or biotechnology.



What experiences or teachers from ASB might have inspired who you are today?

“There were several experiences and teachers who inspired me throughout my time at ASB. Refugart showed me how a community can come together to make a change and impact the world in a positive way. Being a part of the Refugart executive team, lead by Ms. Marta Vernet, in 10th and 11th grade was a moving and rewarding experience. Additionally, serving as a medical translator in Peru, with Ms. Marta, Mr. Whitehair, and Mr. Orlic, opened my eyes to the health care and economic needs of rural communities and the challenges to provide adequate health services for these populations. These two experiences definitely played a large role in my decision to focus on the medical sciences in university and possibly pursue a career in medicine in the future.”

Tell us a little about any extracurricular or service activities you were involved in at ASB.

“I played for the ASB varsity girls soccer team from 10th -12th grade, which was such a rewarding and fun experience! I was so lucky to be a part of such a great team of girls and coaches and to have so many memories playing with them. Additionally, I was a part of the BCNMUN executive team in 11th grade. Both of these experiences taught me a lot about time management, teamwork, and allowed me to meet new people and have unforgettable opportunities.”



What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“My favorite ASB memory would be winning the 2020 IBERIAN soccer tournament. It was a goal that I and many other girls had as it was our last ASB tournament. After months of preparation and dedication, it was great to see our hard work pay off and to see how we all came together to win our last tournament. I will always remember the feeling of winning in penalties and also the unforgettable memories we had off the field. It was a perfect way to end an era.”



In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“What makes ASB special to me are the people that are a part of the community. The friendships and connections I have made during my time at ASB are truly one of a kind. The teachers and staff have done such a great job culminating this sense of community in the student body and truly being there and caring for all of their students, which I think is a quality that makes ASB so unique.
 



”Any advice for ASB high school students?

“Figure out what you are passionate about! There are so many outlets and opportunities presented to ASB students to learn and pursue what they are interested in through teams, clubs, trips, classes, teachers, etc. Take risks, try new things, and step out of your comfort zone!”

If you could describe ASB in one word, what would it be?

“Grounding.”

Once a Lynx, Always a Lynx!
#Lynx4Life #ASBtogether

Contributed: January 2020
 

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